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Control the Dust Prevent Black Lung
"Controlling Respirable Coal Mine Dust
in Underground Mines"


National Mine Health and Safety Academy
Beckley, West Virginia
November 3, 2009

MSHA, along with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), held the first in a series of regional one-day workshops titled "Best Practices for Controlling Respirable Dust in Coal Mines" on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver, W.Va.

The workshops will bring together a group of dust control experts from MSHA and NIOSH's Office of Mine Safety and Health to share their knowledge and experience and help mine operators control dust concentration levels more effectively in coal mines using practical dust control tools and techniques to prevent disabling occupational lung diseases. Mine managers and operational staff, mine workers, safety and health professionals, mine engineers, manufacturers, consultants and anyone else with an interest in preventing occupational lung disease in coal miners are encouraged to attend.

For questions or more information, please contact George Niewiadomski at (202) 693-9513 or by
e-mail: niewiadomski.george@dol.gov.

Materials from the Workshop
  • Health Consequences of Overexposure to Respirable Coal and Silica Dust
        Jay Colinet , Senior Scientist - NIOSH

  • Sampling to Quantify Respirable Dust Generation
        Jay Colinet , Senior Scientist - NIOSH

  • Controlling Respirable Dust on Longwall Mining Operations
        Jim Rider and Jay Colinet - NIOSH

  • Continuous Miner and Roof Bolter Dust Control
        Jeff Listak - NIOSH

  • Silica Dust Controls for Surface Mines
        John A. Organiscak - NIOSH

  • How to Correctly Determine Dust Scrubber Air Quantity
        Mark Schultz, P.E. - MSHA

  • Proper Examination of Roof Bolter and Other Dust Control Systems
        John Hendley, P.E. - MSHA

  • 2007 Controlling Respirable Coal Mine Dust in Underground Mines Workshop Materials
        Held July 25, 2007


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