|Document ID (ISN)||35817|
|Convention or series no.
||DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No.79-145
||The Federal Mine Health Program in 1978.
||National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA, Aug. 1979, 13p.
||Report on research and continuing health and safety programmes carried out in 1978 to protect workers in coal, metal and nonmetal mines. 2 new programmes have begun: The Mining Industries Surveillance Programme documents hazardous physical agents used or found in mines and evaluates the toxicity of harmful substances at the concentrations found; the Health Hazard Evaluation Programme is designed to respond to requests from miners, mine operators and government agencies for information about new health hazards. X-ray examinations showed that 5.64% of 118,579 miners had simple or complicated pneumoconiosis and 1.92% were eligible for transfer. Many of those examined had worked less than 5 years in mines. Under the provisions for autopsy of underground coal miners, 321 autopsies were carried out. Pathologic standards for coal workers' pneumoconiosis were developed.
||health programmes; USA; mining industry; safety programmes; respirable dust
||national organization; report; pneumoconiosis; epidemiologic study; coal mining; research; non-metallic mineral industry; metal mining; autopsy
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Workplace health promotion
Mining and quarrying