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Entitled, “NIOSH Focuses on Mineworkers’ Safety and Health”, this image depicts this 70-year-old coal miner working underground in the anthracite coal fields of Eastern Pennsylvania. The Coal Workers Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP) is a medical monitoring program for underground coal miners, established under the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969. This program provides a tool for protecting the health of participating miners, and documents trends and patterns of pneumoconiosis in US coal mines. The photographer, Public Health Analyst, Anita Wolfe, takes the Second Place award in the 2008 CDC Connects Annual Public Health in Action Photo Contest, in the category of “Domestic People”.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ CDC Connects
Creation Date: 2008
Photo Credit: Anita L. Wolfe, Public Health Analyst, NIOSH
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