The MSHA and NIOSH to hold a public hearing on the proposed coal mine dust personal monitors.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule to revise existing requirements to approve sampling devices that monitor miner exposure to respirable coal mine dust. The proposal would establish criteria for the approval of a new type of technology, the "continuous personal dust monitor" (CPDM), which would be worn by the miner and would report exposure to dust levels continuously during the shift….more at MSHA