Respiratory Diseases can not be ignored
What is the health and safety issues?
Due to the frequent inhalation of dust exposed to the air during work, miners are at risk of lung disease known as pneumoconiosis, miners with five or more years of mining experience, and exhaust gases exposed to diesel engines will increase The risk of dying from lung cancer.
Pneumoconiosis (meaning pneumoconiosis) can cause damage, disability and premature death. For advanced cases of these diseases, medical treatment is ineffective, so it is important to prevent pneumoconiosis by controlling exposure to inhalable dust.
Two major types of pneumoconiosis affecting miners, coal miner pneumoconiosis (CWP), commonly referred to as black lung disease and silicosis. CWP is related to coal mining, but silicosis may affect many types of mines and quarry workers, including coal mines. Diesel engine exhaust may produce typical asthma symptoms, and diesel exhaust may cause other respiratory symptoms such as nose irritation, airway inflammation changes, and decreased lung function.
Other respiratory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), may also occur in miners other than pneumoconiosis or in addition to pneumoconiosis.