NIOSH Carcinogen Policy Meeting


Washington, DC

Event Dates

Monday, 16 December 2013
This photo was taken 900 feet underground in a bituminous coal mine. The coal miner in the photo is spraying rock dust (primarily calcium carbonate). Rock dust is used to reduce the combustible fraction of coal dust in the air. We were at the mine for a health hazard evaluation (2009-0085) of coal miners’ exposures to respirable dust and silica during rock dusting. (from NIOSH Flickr site).

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced a public meeting to discuss a draft policy for, “Carcinogen Classification and Target Risk Level Policy for Chemical Hazards in the Workplace.” The public meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., on December 16, 2013. Details can be found at: