8 Methods For Protecting Coal Miners
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8 Methods For Protecting Coal Miners

  • 1/1/1997

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    The following methods should be used to protect miners from the adverse health effects of exposure to respirable coal mine dust and respirable crystalline silica: • Informing workers about hazards • Establishing written emergency procedures • Using engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment (including respiratory protection when dust control equipment is being installed, maintained, or repaired) • Monitoring exposures • Conducting medical screening and surveillance • Encouraging smoking cessation • Maintaining medical records
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