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11/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper presents test results from a selection of four sound restoration hearing protection devices, with the objective of determining whether they provide improved speech intelligibility to workers near certain types of mining equipment.
9/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper quantifies potential savings in WC premiums due to a reduction in rock fall injuries after roof screening in Pennsylvania’s underground coal mines. Two hypothetical mines with realistic injury and WC premium estimates were used.
7/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesResearchers at NIOSH are conducting mine illumination research with the objective of improving miner safety. Proper illumination may improve miner safety by improving their STF hazard recognition and balance.
3/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThe CART-based model that is given in this paper can be used to predict methane emission rates and to adjust operation parameters under ventilation constrains in longwall mining.
2/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThe performance of the current regulatory approach was found to be lacking due to the use of a variable property - quartz content in airborne dust - to establish a standard for subsequent exposures.
An Analysis of Reservoir Conditions and Responses in Longwall Panel Overburden During Mining and its Effect on Gob Gas Well Performance2/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesNIOSH conducted a cooperative research study to provide direct measurements of changing reservoir conditions in longwall panel overburden.
Miners face a variety of respiratory hazards while on the job, including exposure to silica dust which can lead to silicosis, a potentially fatal lung disease.
To assess the effectiveness of commonly applied ventilation strategies for improving air distribution and ventilation controls to meet statutory requirements.
This paper describes the results of recent experiments comparing results from using the BELT and the large-scale tests for six different belts.
NIOSH researchers completed field trials during coal mine rescue contests using simulated gas detectors in place of placards, and demonstrated that the newly developed GMS device may be used with no adverse impact on team contest performance.