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Protecting coal miners from black lung disease - Mr McCawley

Coal News - Published on Tue, 23 Oct 2018

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WVU researcher Mr Michael McCawley served on a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, charged with identifying how coal miners’ exposure to dangerous respirable dust can be monitored more accurately. The committee’s recommendations included the development of ergonomic portable monitors, the implementation of stationary monitors and the broader monitoring of silica exposure.

Mr Michael McCawley is a clinical associate professor in the WVU School of Public Health. He is part of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences. With support from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Heath, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration, McCawley and his colleagues investigated how the monitoring of respirable dust can be improved in coal mines. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine published their findings.

Mr McCawley served on a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, charged with identifying how coal miners’ exposure to dangerous respirable dust can be monitored more accurately. The committee’s recommendations included the development of ergonomic portable monitors, the implementation of stationary monitors and the broader monitoring of silica exposure.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 23 Oct 2018
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