NIOSH-MSHA Respirable Mine Dust Partnership

The Respriable Mine Dust Partnership will provide a forum to review existing literature and scientific studies regarding quartz exposure among miners and provide recommendations addressing shortcomings in the exposure data.  It will also provide a forum to identify easily achievable recommendations that will have near-term benefits to reduce miners’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica and other respirable hazards upon implementation.

Send general comments, as well as comments on the Charter, to zzMSHA-COMMENTS@DOL.GOV.