New Jersey law requires that doctors, physician assistants, and advanced practice nurses report cases of silicosis to the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). The information is used to maintain a register of reported silicosis cases in order to collect the medical and occupational information necessary to determine if a case meets the criteria for follow-up. Worksite follow-up of identified worksites is conducted by NJDOH industrial hygienists who evaluate the risk of exposure to silica and recommend control measures to employers to prevent further exposure. Read More
List of NIOSH Certified B-readers
A B-Reader is a radiologist or physician who has achieved competency in interpreting chest x-rays of workers exposed to substances such as asbestos, silica, and coal dust.
Silicosis Resources [pdf 49kb]
A pocket card filled with resources available by mail and on the Internet.
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