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New MSHA App Provides Additional Resources to Miners

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the agency tasked with enforcing mandatory safety and health standards for all mines…

Senate climate bill has West Virginia written all over it

SOURCE: AP DATE: 8/12/2022 AUTHOR: LEAH WILLINGHAM CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The sprawling economic package passed by the U.S. Senate…

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.1 Million to Support Black Lung Clinics in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) announced their support of $2,196,969 for the Black…

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New MSHA App Provides Additional Resources to Miners

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the agency tasked with enforcing mandatory safety and health standards for all mines in the US, has recently developed an app for iPhone and Android phones that will help get timely information directly to miners and members of the mining community.  The app allows miners to easily use […]

Senate climate bill has West Virginia written all over it

SOURCE: AP DATE: 8/12/2022 AUTHOR: LEAH WILLINGHAM CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The sprawling economic package passed by the U.S. Senate this week has a certain West Virginia flavor. The package, passed with no Republican votes, could be read largely as an effort to help West Virginia look to the future without turning away entirely from […]

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.1 Million to Support Black Lung Clinics in West Virginia

Washington, DC – Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) announced their support of $2,196,969 for the Black Lung and Coal Miner Clinics Program in West Virginia.  The funding will be available through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and will support health services and treatment programs for those programs […]

NIOSH Announces Free, Confidential Black Lung Screenings for Coal Miners

SOURCE: CDC DATE: 7/12/2022 WASHINGTON, DC — The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will offer free, confidential black lung screenings to coal miners in August 2022. The screenings provide early detection of black lung disease, a serious but preventable disease in coal miners caused by breathing coal mine dust. Screenings are provided […]

HAVE YOU BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH BLACK LUNG WITH PROGRESSIVE MASSIVE FIBROSIS (PMF) OR WITH WORSENING OF YOUR DISEASE?

A Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial Evaluating the Efficacy And Safety of Nintedanib Over 52Weeks in Patients With Progressive Fibrosing Coal Mine Dust-Induced Interstitial Lung Disease(PF-CMD-ILD) You may be eligible to participate in a research study to help understand the safety and effectiveness of an FDA approved medication, Nintedanib, in preventing progression of Black Lung. […]

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