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Coal workers' x-ray surveillance program. Frequently asked questions & resource list (superseded by the Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP) Resource List).
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-122, 2001 Oct; :1-42
This pamphlet answers to the following questions and provides a list of resources with contact information for MSHA district offices, black lung clinics, black lung benefits offices, and state offices of workers compensation. What is Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis? How can I know whether I have Black Lung? What else might the X-ray examination tell me? To whom does NIOSH send the medical report? How can I learn more about my transfer options? What if I have any symptoms or health concerns? How can I learn about Federal disability benefits or compensation? How can I learn about State disability benefits or compensation? How can I get a copy of my X-ray or find out more about my X-ray report?
Coal-miners; Surveillance-programs; Occupational-health-programs; Chest-X-rays; Coal-workers-pneumoconiosis; Coal-dust; Occupational-respiratory-disease
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-122
Research Tools and Approaches: Surveillance Research Methods
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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