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Coal Miners Urged To Protect Their Hearing

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McKinley Urges the House Natural Resources Committee

2019-7-24  The Miners Pension Protection Act provides a solution to maintain funding for the pension plan and protect benefits for the more than 100,000 retired coal miners and their families covered by the United Mine Workers 1974 Pension Plan. This is the first hearing in the House aimed at fixing the looming insolvency of the pension plan.

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Black lung disease: Ventilation woefully inadequate in

2016-3-7  Former coal miners have told a Senate hearing into black lung disease they believe mines have cut corners on protective equipment and maintenance of ventilation systems.

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Federal Watchdog Finds Coal Safety Regulator Not

2020-11-16  The Mine Safety and Health Administration is not doing enough to protect coal miners from deadly silica dust, according to a new report from the Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General. 2019 hearing in Congress. In the same hearing, Zatezelo argued that because it takes decades for a miner exposed to silica dust to manifest

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SC urged to order inquiry into deaths of 318 coal miners

2018-9-9  SC urged to order inquiry into deaths of 318 coal miners in eight years 17 coal miners lost their lives in two separate incidents. for failing to protect workers / employees of coal mines

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Personal Protective Equipment For Mining PPE Product

Personal Protective Equipment For Mining PPE Product Guide. While the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) takes an active role in testing, approving, and certifying certain types of mining equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE)

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Saxonian minister-president tells miners to protest

The German coal states are victims of political whiplash: the country’s planned coal exit date went from 2038 to “ideally” 2030 within months. But their economic transition away from the

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Opinion 29 Miners and Massey's Coal Crimes Katrina

2011-6-28  It was Easter Weekend 2010 when 33-year-old Gary Quarles—a skilled miner with 14 years experience and a father of two— and an “up and coming” miner, Nicolas McCroskey, 26, were having dinner with a friend. They said that “something bad was going to happen” at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine where they worked.

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Two sides of coal leasing reform hold GJ meeting Rio

Despite the civil discourse between coal miners and environmentalists that has defined the day, I see the usual cliques quickly re-form. Environmentalists walk off down the sidewalks, their notes now tucked under their arms. Coal miners gravitate to others in bright yellow shirts, their eyebrows furrowed.

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Rescuers find a survivor after a Siberian coal mine

2021-11-27  In 2016, 36 miners were killed in a series of methane explosions in a coal mine in Russia's far north. In the wake of the incident, authorities analyzed the safety of the country's 58 coal mines

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Evaluating hearing loss risks in the mining industry

Introduction. The mining industry has long been known to have one of the highest rates of occupational noise-induced hearing loss. As early as 1976, NIOSH estimated that 70–90% of miners will develop hearing loss by age 60. [] A more recent estimation in 1996 by NIOSH showed the situation is

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Miners' Safety and Health Debated at Oversight Hearing

2015-10-22  "Coal miners face a number of challenges pursuing federal black lung claims, including finding legal representation and developing sound medical evidence to

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Sen. Brown Urges Senate Committee to Protect Earned

2016-3-1  Roberts brought two retired Ohio coal miners from Coshocton County with him to today’s hearing. The UMWA’s 1974 pension plan was 94 percent funded prior to 2008. Due to many factors including the financial crisis and fewer active workers, the plan is now severely underfunded putting the health care and benefits of retirees in jeopardy.

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An Evaluation of Sound Restoration Hearing Protection

Miners will often remove their hearing protectors to overcome these obstacles. To address this problem, electronic technology exists that allows some amount of sound to pass through the hearing protector, therefore restoring some audibility of the passively

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Black lung disease: Ventilation woefully inadequate in

2016-3-7  Former coal miners have told a Senate hearing into black lung disease they believe mines have cut corners on protective equipment and maintenance of ventilation systems.

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Federal Watchdog Finds Coal Safety Regulator Not

2020-11-16  The Mine Safety and Health Administration is not doing enough to protect coal miners from deadly silica dust, according to a new report from the Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General. 2019 hearing in Congress. In the same

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SC urged to order inquiry into deaths of 318 coal miners

2018-9-9  SC urged to order inquiry into deaths of 318 coal miners in eight years 17 coal miners lost their lives in two separate incidents. for failing to protect workers / employees of coal mines

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Saxonian minister-president tells miners to protest

The German coal states are victims of political whiplash: the country’s planned coal exit date went from 2038 to “ideally” 2030 within months. But their economic transition away from the

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Federal Mine SafetyHealth Act of 1977,

2016-4-6  standards to protect the health and safety of the Nation's coal or other miners; (2) to require that each operator of a coal or other mine and every miner in such mine comply with such standards; (3) to cooperate with, and provide assistance to, the States in

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COP26 aims to banish coal. Asia is building hundreds of

2021-10-29  Together, coal plants in the world's second-largest economy will emit 170 billion tonnes of carbon in their lifetime more than all global CO2 emissions between 2016 and 2020, BP data show. Despite also boasting the world's largest renewables capacity, China is now suffering a major energy crunch and has urged coal miners to raise output.

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Miners' Safety and Health Debated at Oversight Hearing

2015-10-22  "Coal miners face a number of challenges pursuing federal black lung claims, including finding legal representation and developing sound medical evidence to

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Sen. Brown Urges Senate Committee to Protect Earned

2016-3-1  Roberts brought two retired Ohio coal miners from Coshocton County with him to today’s hearing. The UMWA’s 1974 pension plan was 94 percent funded prior to 2008. Due to many factors including the financial crisis and fewer active workers, the plan is now severely underfunded putting the health care and benefits of retirees in jeopardy.

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Evaluating hearing loss risks in the mining industry

Introduction. The mining industry has long been known to have one of the highest rates of occupational noise-induced hearing loss. As early as 1976, NIOSH estimated that 70–90% of miners will develop hearing loss by age 60. [] A more recent estimation in 1996 by NIOSH showed the situation is

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An Evaluation of Sound Restoration Hearing Protection

Miners will often remove their hearing protectors to overcome these obstacles. To address this problem, electronic technology exists that allows some amount of sound to pass through the hearing protector, therefore restoring some audibility of the passively

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EPA Holds Climate Hearing in Heart of Coal Country

2017-11-29  Coal miners listen to speakers during an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. The EPA was taking comments Tuesday and Wednesday on its proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions.

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Health Disparities of Coal Miners and Coal Mining

2021-7-9  private industry (USDL, 2010). Coal miners suffer non­ fatal injuries and illnesses such as bums, toxic chemical exposures, hearing loss, and respiratory illnesses (e.g., pneumoconiosis and silicosis) (Scott, Grayson,Metz, 2004). In addition to the coal miners themselves, individuals living in communities near coal mines are also suffering

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Federal Watchdog Finds Coal Safety Regulator Not

2020-11-16  The Mine Safety and Health Administration is not doing enough to protect coal miners from deadly silica dust, according to a new report from the Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General. 2019 hearing in Congress. In the same

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Saxonian minister-president tells miners to protest

The German coal states are victims of political whiplash: the country’s planned coal exit date went from 2038 to “ideally” 2030 within months. But their economic transition away from the

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Federal Mine SafetyHealth Act of 1977,

2016-4-6  standards to protect the health and safety of the Nation's coal or other miners; (2) to require that each operator of a coal or other mine and every miner in such mine comply with such standards; (3) to cooperate with, and provide assistance to, the States in

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Two sides of coal leasing reform hold GJ meeting Rio

Despite the civil discourse between coal miners and environmentalists that has defined the day, I see the usual cliques quickly re-form. Environmentalists walk off down the sidewalks, their notes now tucked under their arms. Coal miners gravitate to others in bright yellow shirts, their eyebrows furrowed.

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Coal Miners Urged To Protect Their Hearing