Panel discussion about the new silica rule aimed at protecting miners

Panel discussion about new silica rule for mining

The new rule about silica exposure in the mining industry goes into effect in two weeks.

We are two weeks away from a new rule going into effect about silica exposure in the mining industry.

It limits the exposure level, and calls for operators to offer free medical surveillance programs.

MSHA hosted a panel discussion on Monday.

Leaders from mining and health care shared how they are still seeing lung problems, and in young miners.

The coal industry has to be in compliance in 12 months, with metal/non metal having 24 months.

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