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NIOSH-MSHA Respirable Mine Dust Partnership Meeting


MSHA Headquarters
Crystal City, VA 22209
United States

January 18, 2022 01:37 pm

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) invite mining, public health and medical stakeholders to an inaugural meeting of the Respirable Mine Dust Partnership on February 5, 2020.

NIOSH-MSHA Respirable Mine Dust Partnership Agenda
NIOSH-MSHA Respirable Mine Dust Partnership Charter

The Partnership will address exposures to a broad range of respirable hazards, including respirable crystalline silica (quartz). Some of the goals for this partnership include:

  • Reviewing existing literature and scientific studies regarding quartz exposure among miners;
  • Providing recommendations addressing shortcomings in the data; and
  • Identifying easily achievable recommendations that will have near-term benefits to reduce miners’ exposure to quartz and other respirable hazards.
WHAT:      Inaugural meeting of the NIOSH-MSHA Respirable Mine Dust Partnership
WHEN:      Wednesday, February 5, 2020
                  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
WHERE:     MSHA Headquarters
                  201 12th St S
                  7th Floor West Conference Rooms
                  Arlington, VA 22202-5452

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