NIOSH Announces Free Black Lung Screenings in Southwest U.S.

Beginning this month the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (“NIOSH”) is traveling from Louisiana to Arizona to provide coal miners with free, confidential screenings for black lung.  As NIOSH announced, it will be using it’s mobile testing unit (pictured above) to provide screenings to current and retired miners at convenient testing locations.

Screenings will be provided in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, southern Colorado, southern Utah, and Arizona.

These screenings are a part of NIOSH’s Enhanced Coal Workers’ Health Surveillance Program which seeks to investigate coal workers’ pneumoconiosis as a public health problem and provide miners with information about their health.

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