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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites coal mine workers, mine operators, and others to provide their comments on using continuous personal dust monitors (CPDMs) in underground mines. Persons can provide input at an information-gathering meeting on Thursday, June 29 in Morgantown, W. Va.
The ongoing study is assessing the effectiveness of monitoring and sampling approaches that are used to guide decisions about controlling coal mine dust and mine worker exposure. The committee conducting the study will hear from representatives of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) on emerging trends in the CPDM data and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on research findings on the respiratory health of coal mine workers, followed by a public comment session.
The open session of the meeting will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 29 at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, 2 Waterfront Place in Morgantown, W. Va.
For more information on the study, click on this link .