THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Division on Earth and Life Studies and We Treat You
Board on Earth Sciences and Resources
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology
Board on Health Sciences Policy
Committee on the Study of the Control of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Exposure in Underground Mines
Monitoring and Sampling Approaches to Assess
Underground Coal Mine Dust Exposures
Requested by Congress in P.L. 114-113
, this new report from the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine compares the monitoring technologies and sampling protocols currently used or required by the United States, and in similarly industrialized countries for the control of respirable coal mine dust (RCMD) exposure in underground coal mines. This report assesses the effects of rock dust mixtures and their application on RCMD measurements, and the efficacy of current monitoring technologies and sampling approaches. It also offers science-based conclusions regarding optimal monitoring and sampling strategies to aid mine operators’ decision making related to reducing RCMD exposure to miners in underground coal mines.
These briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on June 28, 2018 and can be found, in its entirety, on .