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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on Mine Health Research Before the Subcommittee on Labor, Senate Committee on Human Resources, by Edward J. Baier, March 31, 1977.


PB90131053

Publication Date 1977
Page Count 14
Abstract The statement concerned the research and technical assistance programs offered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the area of miner health and safety. While under the Federal Metal and Nonmetallic Mine Safety Act NIOSH has no legislated responsibility, this and the earlier similar organizations have conducted considerable research in this field under the Public Health Services Act. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 NIOSH has developed recommended standards for health hazards facing workers in metal mines. About 2.1 million of the 48.8 million dollar 1977 budget for NIOSH was allocated to coal mine health research and another 2.1 million for related services to coal miners and mine operators. Recognized health hazards of mining include coal workers' pneumoconiosis, silicosis, other forms of respiratory impairment, hearing loss due to excessive noise exposure, lung cancer, and accidents. Technical assistance offered by NIOSH included investigation of problems resulting from exposure to heat stress, creosote (8021394), asbestos, and resins used in roofbolting. Health research also considered respirable dust suppression techniques, radiation exposures, and the presence of noxious gases from mining equipment.
Keywords
  • Occupational diseases
  • Safety
  • Industrial medicine
  • Mining
  • Standards
  • Government policies
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Hazardous materials
  • Research
  • Risk
  • Technical assistance
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Testimony
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199006
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on Mine Health Research Before the Subcommittee on Labor, Senate Committee on Human Resources, by Edward J. Baier, March 31, 1977.
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on Mine Health Research Before the Subcommittee on Labor, Senate Committee on Human Resources, by Edward J. Baier, March 31, 1977.
PB90131053

  • Occupational diseases
  • Safety
  • Industrial medicine
  • Mining
  • Standards
  • Government policies
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Hazardous materials
  • Research
  • Risk
  • Technical assistance
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Testimony
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
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