MSHA Issues Final Rule on Respirable Coal Dust
From MSHA –
ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the release of a final rule to lower miners’ exposure to respirable coal mine dust in all underground and surface coal mines. The final rule continues the department’s efforts through its End Black Lung — Act Now! initiative to end black lung disease, a debilitating illness that continues to affect coal miners and their families. The final rule was announced during an event at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health facility in Morgantown, W.Va.
And announces cooperative partnership with industry to help in implementation of the new rule –
ARLINGTON, Va. – As part of its efforts to assure smooth implementation of the new coal mine respirable dust rule, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration is forming a cooperative partnership with coal mine operators and miners. http://www.msha.gov/MEDIA/PRESS/2014/NR140501.asp