Coal Dust the Invisible Killer

Australia, 1989

Film
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High productivity at the coalface means increased dust, a major health hazard to the miner. Using diagrams and an actual lung a doctor explains how and what diseases are caused by prolonged exposure to coal dust, and answers key questions of concern to every miner. Strong emphasis is given to suppressing dust at source through effective ventilation and water sprays, combines with statutory monitoring of dust, regular X-Ray and medical examinations. Protection today prevents pneumoconiosis tomorrow.

Credits

director

John Fitzgerald

Language

English

Duration

00:19:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36054

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mineral industries

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Workers' compensation

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Workers' compensation

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Health

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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