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The whole program hear for dealing with this issue is to put it back on the miners, as this statement from NIOSH makes clear:
Operators should provide miners with additional supplemental training to ensure that miners know what to do should their SCSR fail to activate. All miners should have ready access to a spare SCSR in case the first one they try to activate fails.
And, in describing the nature of the problem facing miners who are currently carrying SR-100s, NIOSH ignores the fact that mine operators could be made to buy a different model for their workers until issues surrounding CSE’s product are resolved:
Since CSE is not producing the SR-100, no SR-100 replacements are available for deployed units that fail to pass inspection or reach their expiration date.
I’ve been trying to find out more about what’s going on with this problem, but MSHA has not responded to my Freedom of Information Act request, and NIOSH flatly denied my FOIA request to them, saying it was confidential information that, if released, might harm CSE’s business …
NIOSH assured me that they hope to have more to say about the SR-100 problems in October. What’s going to happen if, God forbid, some miner needs to use his SR-100 before then?