Mining Safety and Health

Respiratory Diseases



Black Lung: Don’t Become a Victim pdf icon– A NIOSH poster promoting participation in the Coal Workers’ Health Surveillance Program, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2003-123 (2003)

Faces of Black Lung (Video), DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2008-131

Slide Show: Lung sections from victims of pneumoconiosisppt icon

News and Publications

Protecting the Health of our Nation’s Coal Miners
Volume 16, Number 6 (October 2018)

Prevalence of Black Lung Continues to Increase among U.S. Coal Miners
NIOSH Press Release July 20,2018

Lung Transplants on Rise for Black Lung Disease
NIOSH Research Rounds – Volume 4, Number 2 (August 2018)

Severe Black Lung Disease Found in Many Former Coal Miners
NIOSH Research Rounds – Volume 3, Number 8 (February 2018)

Rapid Progression of Black Lung Disease Highlights Need for Regular Screening
NIOSH Research Rounds – Volume 3, Number 1 (July 2017)

High Blood Pressure and Obesity in Miners
NIOSH Science Blog – Posted August 9, 2017

Resurgence of Progressive Massive Fibrosis in Coal Miners — Eastern Kentucky, 2016
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, December 16, 2016; 65(49);1385–1389

Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis-Related Years of Potential Life Lost Before Age 65 Years – United States, 1968-2006, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, December 2009; 58(50);1412-1416.

Code of Federal Regulations 42CFR37 Specifications of Medical Examinations of Underground Coal Minersexternal icon

Current Intelligence Bulletin 64: Coal Mine Dust Exposures and Associated Health Outcomes – A Review of Information Published Since 1995, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2011-172

Criteria for a Recommended Standard – Occupational Exposure to Respirable Coal Mine Dust, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 95-106

NIOSH/DRDS/CWHSP Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Actpdf icon

Pneumoconiosis Prevalence Among Working Coal Miners Examined in Federal Chest Radiograph Surveillance Programs – United States, 1996-2002, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, April 2003; 52(15):336-340.

Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System (eWoRLD), Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis and Related Exposures

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