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Best Practices for Controlling Respirable Dust in Coal Mines, October 28 2014


The Best Practices for Controlling Respirable Dust in Coal Mines Workshop was held on October 28, 2014 at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy.  This workshop was co-hosted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.  Additional workshops will be held in Birmingham, Evansville and Grand Junction in 2015.  These workshops are part of MSHA's continuing commitment to End Black Lung and to provide outreach to the coal mining community in the implementation of the final respirable dust rule.  Mine managers and operational staff, mine workers, safety and health professionals, mine engineers, manufacturers, consultants, and anyone else with an interest in preventing occupational lung disease in coal miners are encouraged to attend future workshops and review presentation materials.

Best Practices in Controlling Respirable Dust In Coal Mines Workshop Agenda

Best Practices Workshop Presentations

  • Overview of the New Dust Rule

  • Health Consequences of Overexposure to Respirable Coal and Silica Dust

  • Ventilation and Water Applications as Dust Control
  • Vent - Best Practices 2014
  • Beckley Workshop - Impact of Water on Dust
  • Continuous Miner and Roof Bolter Dust Control

  • Longwall Dust Control

  • Surface Mine Dust Control

  • Lessons Learned from Dust Emphasis Teams