GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Health (CCH) has received notification as an approved facility for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH),
Coal Worker's Surveillance Program (CWHSP), under the
Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. CCH is the first healthcare facility in the state of Wyoming to be approved by NIOSH for radiographic examination under the CWHSP.
The approval permits CCH to conduct radiographic exams (chest x-rays) for coal miners under the NIOSH rule. The rule provides all U.S. coal miners with the opportunity to have respiratory health testing to prevent severe coal-mining related respiratory disease. Under new NIOSH requirements for coal miner health surveillance, coal miners have the right to receive periodic chest x-rays and lung function tests at no cost to themselves. Coal mine operators are required to notify employees when they are eligible for testing.
"We are excited to be able to provide this service for miners in our community," said Terri Kinney, Radiology/Imaging Manager at CCH. "All three of our Board-certified Radiologists are qualified to interpret these studies and play a part in helping prevent lung disease through early detection."
Manager Community Relations