Oct. 2, 2017

Control of Respirable Coal-Mine Dust Exposure in Underground Mines – Public Meeting in Washington, D.C. Oct. 5

At its fifth public meeting, a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee assessing the effectiveness of monitoring and sampling approaches that are used to guide decisions about controlling occupational exposure to respirable coal-mine dust will hear from invited panelists on the approaches being used in South Africa and Australia. The presentations and discussions will be followed by a public comment period. Individuals who wish to provide comments are asked to sign up in advance or during the session.

The open session of the meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 5, in Room 100 of the National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.  Reporters who wish to attend should contact the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or email news@nas.edu.  See the agenda for more information.  Those who cannot attend the meeting may join the event via Webex here.