- Equipment, tools, and parts
- Geologic conditions and events
- Hazard prevention and control
- Hazards and exposures
- Mine locations, excavations, and structures
- Mining types and methods
- Population groups
- Products and materials
- Research disciplines
- Research methods and measures
- Tasks and activities
- Document types
Results 21 - 30 of 45
5/1/2009 - Peer reviewed journal articlesNIOSH research on reducing heavy equipment operator exposure to dust is detailed in this report.
2/1/2009 - Conference papersNIOSH has initiated a seals research program with collaborators from Safety in Mines Testing and Research Station (SIMTARS) in Australia, West Virginia University (WVU), the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
12/1/2008 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper presents an overview of remote mine sealing technology, introduces the use of Rocsil® foam for remote mine seal installations, and offers a case study for the use of this rigid foam material to remotely construct a temporary in-mine.
9/1/2008 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper contrasts the full-scale explosion and hydrostatic testing of mine seals using a simple dynamic system model and principles.
5/1/2008 - Reports of InvestigationsThis paper presents the results of the full-scale test of a composite polyurethane-aggregate seal in a hydrostatic chamber conducted by NIOSH, and provides an analysis of those results in terms of the structural behavior of the seal.
Strengthening Existing 20-psi Mine Ventilation Seals With Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement1/1/2008 - Reports of InvestigationsThis report discusses the testing and full-scale evaluations of a recently developed carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) reinforcement technique for upgrading existing mine ventilation seals to withstand an explosion pressure of 50 psi or greater whi...
11/1/2007 - Conference papersThis paper presents a summary of remote mine firefighting technologies used in U.S. underground coal mines and the results of completed NIOSH research in that area.
6/1/2006 - Conference papersNIOSH is conducting full-scale underground experiments at its Lake Lynn Experimental Mine to identify and remedy existing shortcomings of remote sealing technology in order to develop new and improved technologies for the mining industry.
7/1/2005 - Conference papersLarge-scale explosion tests conducted within the multiple-entry section of NIOSH's Lake Lynn Experimental Mine (LLEM) are currently the only accepted test method for deeming a seal design suitable for use in U.S. mines. These explosion tests are labor-i...
6/1/2005 - Conference papersThis paper evaluates the effectiveness of remotely applied nitrogen-enhanced foam to aid in efforts to isolate and suppress a mine fire.