black lung

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Synonyms for black lung

lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust

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Miners are given respirators to wear to cut down the amount of dust they inhale on the job, but these are not the best protections against black lung, she said.
Recommendation: To improve the effectiveness of the Black Lung Benefits Program, the Secretary of Labor should take steps to reduce the number of black lung cases remanded from Benefits Review Board (BRB) to Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) by convening a group to determine the causes of these remands and develop solutions for reducing their incidence.
Navy base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, filed a suit Thursday seeking damages for contracting black lung disease following 17 other former employees who filed a similar suit.
And, for the first time, the statements included information regarding Social Security, Medicare, railroad retirement benefits, Black Lung benefits and unemployment insurance, to "assist users in evaluating .
Today John is retired and suffering from black lung disease, a condition caused by breathing coal dust for 50 years.
Beginning with the First World War, industrial hygienists became increasingly aware of the need for respiratory protection from anthrax, Black Lung disease, radium poisoning, silicosis and other airborne hazards.
Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax Under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code (except black lung benefit trust or private foundation) or section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust).
During recent years, 146 companies and individuals have pleaded guilty to criminal violations of coal mine dust sampling requirements that are designed to help prevent black lung disease.
Furthermore, the author examines the etiology and epidemiology of byssinosis as a disease, concluding that, unlike the more clearly work-induced debilitations of black lung, the characteristics of brown lung led to difficulties in tying the affliction to the workplace, making it compensable under workers' compensation, and setting safe cotton-dust air standards.
Strip mining has laid waste to hundreds of square kilometers in some countries, while coal mining has left miners with black lung disease and filled drinking water with hazardous chemicals.
In preparing to interview Senator Harkin, I was informed that he is the fifty-year-old son of an Irish coal mining father who suffered from black lung disease later in life.
Some are private (such as employee group health insurance) while others are public (such as workers' compensation); some treat general disabilities or diseases (such as Social Security disability benefits); some are occupation specific (such as Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation); and some are disease specific (such as the Black Lung Program).
Additionally, the revised outlook is based on the company's reserve strengthening in 2010 and 2011 related to increasing black lung claims as a result of the Byrd Amendment attached to the Obama health care legislation.
Among recent and ongoing efforts by MSHA to protect miners' health and safety is the implementation of the new respirable coal dust rule aimed at preventing black lung disease; and outreach initiatives such as fall protection, guarding and ladder safety for metal and nonmetal miners.
employee and environmental liabilities in connection with our former coal operations, black lung claims incidence;