Welcome to CDC Stacks | 6 Medical Screening And Surveillance - 6.1 Objectives Of Medical Screening And Surveillance - 10000 | National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Stacks Logo
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.
 
 
Help
Clear All Simple Search
Advanced Search
6 Medical Screening And Surveillance - 6.1 Objectives Of Medical Screening And Surveillance
  • Published Date:
    1/1/1997
Filetype[PDF - 770.87 KB]


Details:
  • Description:
    The REL of 1 mg/m3 for respirable coal mine dust does not assure a zero risk for the development of occupational respiratory diseases among all miners exposed during a full working lifetime. Consequently, a medical screening and surveillance program that includes initial and periodic chest X-rays and spirometric examinations is important for the early detection of disease and the prevention of "material impairment of health or functional capacity" [30 USC 8 11(a)(6)(A)]. The medical screening and surveillance program is also useful for disease surveillance, which includes the tracking trends, the setting of prevention and intervention priorities, and the assessment of prevention and intervention efforts. NIOSH encourages both underground and surface coal miners to participate in the medical screening and surveillance program.

  • Supporting Files:
    No Additional Files