The Respirable 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.
1st Meeting - Feb 5, 2020 - Arlington, VA
- NIOSH Intramural Research (Slide Presentation)
- NIOSH Extramural Contract Program (Slide Presentation)
- Inaugural Meeting of the NIOSH-MSHA Respirable Mine Dust Partnership, 2/5/2020 (Video/Audio)
(To listen to the discussion, fast forward to the 6:00 minute mark in the audio clip.)
2ND Meeting - October 22-23, 2020 – Virtual Workshop
NIOSH-MSHA October 2020 Workshop: Silica Exposure and Lung Disease in the Mining Industry
Thank you for your participation in the workshop and please watch for announcements about future activities of the NIOSH-MSHA Respirable Mine Dust Partnership.