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Silicosis Resources for Health Care Professionals

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

Publication

What Physicians Need to Know About Occupational Silicosis and Silica Exposure Sources [pdf 224kb]

Information suitable for construction workers to give to their physicians. Alerts the physician to the fact that the worker is at risk of developing silicosis. Covers definition of silicosis, clinical features, recommended medical surveillance, reporting guidelines, and resources for additional information.

To My Doctor: What Physicians Need to Know About Silicosis in Construction, Demolition, and Renovation Workers [pdf 220kb]
Information which alerts physicians to the various materials containing crystalline silica and work activities associated with silica exposure. Covers definition of silicosis, clinical features, recommended medical surveillance, reporting guidelines, and resources for additional information.

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.

 


Questions?

Please send us an e-mail or call the Occupational Health Surveillance Unit at (609) 984-1863.


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