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MSHA: Respirable coal dust rule reforms effective

Arlington, VA – One year after a respirable coal dust rule went into effect, sampling results are showing that mines are complying with reforms and better protecting coal miners from black lung disease, the Mine Safety and Health Administration recently announced.
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Compliance with coal-dust rule ‘highly achievable,’ MSHA says

Arlington, VA – Coal mine dust samples taken after the Mine Safety and Health Administration implemented a rule to prevent deadly diseases known as “black lung” suggest that compliance is “highly achievable,” the agency announced April 23 during a hearing of the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee.
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MSHA says new coal dust rule is working

An effort to help protect coal miners from a group of diseases collectively known as “black lung disease” has made progress, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced.
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Senate subcommittee hears update on ‘black lung’ benefit process

Washington – Coal miners seeking benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act wait hundreds of days for their cases to be heard, despite government efforts to speed up the process, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) claimed during a July 22 hearing of the Senate Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee.
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