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Oversight hearing on coal mine dust sample tampering

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Health and Safety.

Oversight hearing on coal mine dust sample tampering

hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Safety of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred and Second Congress, first session : hearing held in Washington, DC, April 15, 1991.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Health and Safety.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Mine Safety and Health Administration,
    • Coal mines and mining -- Dust control -- United States -- Corrupt practices,
    • Mine dusts -- Measurement -- Corrupt practices,
    • Mine safety -- Corrupt practices -- United States,
    • Mining corporations -- Corrupt practices -- United States,
    • Coal miners -- Health and hygiene -- United States

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .E3394 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 280 p. :
      Number of Pages280
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1667037M
      LC Control Number91601614

      The area being investigated continues to be an important coal­ mining center; it is located 10 km or about 6 mi west-southwest of Pocahontas, Va., in the Pocahontas coal field (Trumbull, ). We. INTRODUCTION 3 collected 12 coal samples in this area for test purposes while mapping One sample, VAT-6, was faced-up by a bull­. Keywords: Mine Dust, Coal, Dust Sampling, Dust Testing 1. Introduction Underground coal mines face the danger of methane and coal dust explosions. The disaster at Upper Big Branch Mine () has demonstrated the impact of a violent coal dust explosion that fatally injured 29 miners. Reviewing the history of coal dust explosions, researchers.

        Mine Victims' Families Recall Fear, Safety Issues Some families of miners killed last month in a West Virginia explosion told a congressional . – dark coal dust • Hand held • MSHA IS approved • Efficient method to determine explosibility of the dust mixture • Can help mine operators – reduce the danger of operating under hazardous conditions – help provide a better balance o rock dust application o coal dust generated during mining.

      Risking the Lives of Coal Miners: The Miracle in the Mine at Quecreek Was a Feel-Good Story, but One That Also Raises Serious Questions about the Lack of Accountability of Coal-Mining Operations. (Nation: Coal Mining) By Cherry, Sheila R Insight on the News, Vol. 18, No. 33, September 9,   Dust Solutions Inc. (DSI) makes a wind fence system—called the DustTamer—that is working well at many power plants, not only to reduce dust in the coal .


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Oversight hearing on coal mine dust sample tampering by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Health and Safety. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Oversight hearing on coal mine dust sample tampering: hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Safety of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred and Second Congress, first session: hearing held in Washington, DC, Ap [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Oversight hearing on coal mine dust sample tampering: hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Safety of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred and Second Congress, first session: hearing held in Washington, DC, Ap   A Pennsylvania Power & Light Co.

coal mining subsidiary was charged yesterday with one count of conspiring to tamper with coal dust samples used. Tampering with dust samples in coal mines (again) Tampering with dust samples in coal mines (again) Weeks, James L.

James L. Weeks, SCD, CIH Key words: MSHA, â black lung,â coal mine dust, respirable dust, coal workersâ pneumoconiosis On JanuThe Peabody Coal Company, the largest coal mine operator in the United States, entered a. many industries. In coal mining, overexposure to respirable coal mine dust can lead to coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP).

CWP is a lung disease that can be disabling and fatal in its most severe form. In addition, miners can be exposed to high levels of respirable silica dust, which can cause silicosis, another disabling and/or fatal lung. Respirable dust- an occupational health concern Dust standard and regulation improvements have caused Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP) and silicosis rates to drop significantly 1 Rising rates of CWP and silicosis in Central Appalachia 2 Many cases in young coal miners 2 [3].

Protecting against airborne dust exposure in coal mines NSW Work Health and Safety legislation defines airborne dust to include both respirable dust and inhalable dust.

In the NSW coal mining industry, dust control measures such as the enforced regulation of dust monitoring and health surveillance continue to help protect NSW coal. coal mining operations, MSHA coordinated the acquisition of mine dust samples from ten Coal Mine Safety and Health Districts.

The dust samples were those collected routinely by mine inspectors for compliance with 30 CFR The samples were sent to MSHA’s Mt. Hope Laboratory in WV and analyzed for their total incombustible content (TIC). MSHA is responsible for enforcing the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of (Mine Act) as amended by the MINER Act of The Mine Act gives the Secretary of Labor authority to develop, promulgate, and revise health or safety standards for the protection of.

Exposure to Respirable Coal Mine Dust. This document had the following major recommendations: 1. Exposures to respirable coal mine dust should be limited to 1 mg/m3 as a time-weighted average concentration for up to a 10 hour day during a 40 hour work week; 2.

Exposures to respirable crystalline silica should be limited to mg/m3 as. (c) Mine Rescue Team Qualification Persons who became members on and after Jmust satisfy the 1-year underground experience requirement in this rule. For the purposes of mine rescue work only, surface miners whose work regularly takes them underground qualify for the underground experience requirement and, therefore, are eligible for team membership.

For decades, coal miners have been inhaling silica dust on the job. The extremely fine particles, generated when the quartz-rich limestone surrounding coal seams is cut, lodge in the lungs.

Oversight hearing on coal mine dust sample tampering: hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Safety of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred and Second Congress, first session: hearing held in Washington, DC, Ap by United States (Book).

3 complications such as PMF was higher for those miners showing clinical symptoms and thus with more advanced extents of simple CWP. Models developed on the basis of a American study5 indicate that between 2% and 12% of miners exposed to a constant dust burden of 2mg/m3 in a bituminous coal mine would be expected to have simple CWP after a 40 year working life.

6 Secretary for Mine Safety and Health. 7 I'd like to welcome you to today's 8 hearing on MSHA's proposed rule on 9 lowering miners' exposure to 10 respirable dust.

11 Before we get started 12 with the formal hearing, I'm going to 13 ask Bob Thaxton from Coal Mine Safety 14 and Health to provide a fairly brief 15 introduction and summary to the. following the Farmington Mine disaster in November ofI conducted a study and produced a report and book entitled Coal Mine Safety and Health – A Case Study of West Virginia.

I come here today to attempt to address questions concerning efforts to improve health and safety in United States for mine workers, but also to propose. Oversight hearing on coal mine dust sample tampering: hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Safety of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred and Second Congress, first session: hearing held in Washington, DC, Ap (Washington:.

Best Practices for Dust Control in Coal Mining. by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Hea. A quick reference on how exposure to coal and silica dust in mining operations affect the human body and minimize potential exposure.

Battelle esti- mated the total fugitive dust emissions from surface mining of coal in Western states to be lb/ton of overburden removed and indicated that overburden removal was the larg- est emission source at these mines Considering the common ratios of overburden removed to coal mined ( to ), Battelle's factor appears an.

The ALJ and Commission agreed that the Secretary failed to prove (1) in general, that an "abnormal white center" ("AWC") on a coal dust sample filter warrants an inference of intentional tampering; and (2) in a specific test case, that defendant Keystone Coal Mining.

Where there is coal, there is coal dust, one of the biggest nuisances for coal-fired power plants. The U.S. produces more than 1 billion tons of coal each year, and .CONDITIONS BEFORE THE COAL MINE ACT. Before the Coal Mine Act ofthere was no mandatory exposure limit for respirable dust.

Even so, the Bureau of Mines measured exposure and discovered that exposure levels for continuous miner operators, the workers who consistently experienced the highest exposure, was about 6 mg/m 3 —a high level and, in retrospect, consistent .1 Recommendations for a Coal Mine Dust Standard NIOSH recommends that MSHA make no upward adjustment of the REL to account for measure- ment uncertainties [NIOSH ~1 (see also Section ).

Occupational exposures to respirable crystalline silica shall not exceed mg/m3 as a TWA.