March 22, 2018

Free black lung exams offered next week in southern towns | Logan Banner

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's Mobile Occupational Safety and Health Units will be set up in Delbarton, Man and Logan next week to provide free black lung exams, according to a release from the office of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.

Miners should call 1-888-480-4042 to make an appointment. Walk-ins will be taken as time allows. According to NIOSH, the exam typically takes 30 minutes and includes a short questionnaire, blood pressure screening, a chest x-ray, and a breathing test. Participation is free and the results are confidential.

Manchin's staff will also offer mobile office hours, if miners or their families need any assistance with their cases.

8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27: Old Burch Elementary School, 1891 Route 65, Delbarton. Manchin's staff will be on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28: Mountain Mart Village Shopping Center, 80 Huff Creek Highway, Man.

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 29-30: Walmart, 77 Norman Morgan Blvd., Fountainplace Plaza, Logan.