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Breathless and Betrayed: What is MSHA Doing to Protect Miners from the Resurgence of Black Lung Disease?

Description
Provides a U.S. House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections hearing on the increase in lung disease among coal miners, particularly in the Appalachian states of Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia, and what the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) should do about it. Addresses the history of black lung in the U.S., black lung statistics, the impact of quartz exposure and ways to reduce it, and the finances of the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. Includes testimony from the Government Accountability Office, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, United Mine Workers of America, University of Illinois School of Public Health, and others.
Date
06/2019
Type
Video/Multimedia
Organization
U.S. House of Representatives
Tagged as
Appalachia · Chronic respiratory conditions · Funding · Occupational health and safety · Policy · Statistics and data · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Kentucky · Virginia · West Virginia