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5/1/2000 - Peer reviewed journal articlesExplosion characteristics such as the minimum explosible concentration and the rock dust inerting requirements were measured for various combustible dusts. The explosion resistance characteristics of seals was also evaluated.
5/1/2000 - Peer reviewed journal articlesProvides information on the explosibility and ignitability properties of dust clouds that can be used to improve safety in industries that generate, process, use, or transport combustible dusts.
8/1/1999 - Reports of InvestigationsNIOSH cooperated with Tecrete Industries Pty. Ltd. and BHP Australia Coal to evaluate the strength characteristics and air leakage of four seal and two stopping designs for use in underground coal mines.
6/1/1998 - Technology NewsDiscusses one type of explosion hazard that was discovered lurking inside sealed and filled plow frame sections when NIOSH investigated ignition incidents resulting from drilling into plow frames.
NIOSH Hazard ID 3 - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Death After the Use of Explosives in a Sewer Construction Project3/1/1998 - Hazards IDsIn a recent incident, three cases of CO poisoning in a confined space, including one fatality, were caused by CO migrating through soil after nearby use of explosives during a municipal sewer project. This incident illustrates that CO from subsurface de...
2/1/1998 - Conference papersThis paper presents data and theorem to calculate the risk of experiencing undesirable lightning related events while blasting or while engaged in other lightning sensitive activities. The paper provides an overview of lightning hazards in blasting oper...
1/1/1998 - Hazards IDsRecently, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), through its Community Partners for Healthy Farming program in New York, received two separate reports of farm workers who were injured while attempting to drill holes into seal...
7/1/1997 - Technology NewsDescribes a device to enable mine operators and mine inspectors to make quick and accurate measurements of the explosive nature of coal and rock dust mixtures.
9/1/1996 - Conference papersNew types of industrial instruments use fiber-coupled laser energy to power remote sensors. The U.S. Bureau of Mines began an investigation of laser-powered fiber-optic instruments in explosive atmospheres in support of the standard-making process.
7/1/1996 - Conference papersResearch evaluating the autoclave meltout process to recover TNT from MK-9 depth bombs.