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Document ID (ISN)35817
CIS number 81-1128
Year 1979
Convention or series no. DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No.79-145
Title The Federal Mine Health Program in 1978.
Bibliographic information National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA, Aug. 1979, 13p.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; USA; mining industry; safety programmes; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) national organization; report; pneumoconiosis; epidemiologic study; coal mining; research; non-metallic mineral industry; metal mining; autopsy
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Mining and quarrying
Safety programmes