NIOSH’s Mobile Occupational Safety and Health Unit will be in Saline County next week to conduct black lung screenings.
The Southern Illinois Respiratory Disease Clinic encourages coal miners to stop by the mobile unit and participate in this free health exam.
Typically, testing takes about 25 minutes and includes a short questionnaire, a chest X-ray, and a spirometry (breathing) test. Blood pressure screening will also be available. Although walk-ins will be accepted, miners are urged to call 1-888-480-4042 to schedule an appointment. Depending on the number of miners participating, some wait time should be anticipated.
Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April 1: Peabody Midwest Mining, Wildcat Hills Mine, 115 Grayson Lane, Eldorado.
April 3: Economy Inn and Suites, 411 E. Poplar St., Harrisburg.