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8/1/2003 - Peer reviewed journal articlesLaser-based instruments are used in areas where coal dust ignition presents a safety hazard. This NIOSH study determines when an optical beam may be considered a potential ignition source in underground coal mines or coal storage facilities.
5/1/2000 - Peer reviewed journal articlesOptical technologies have progressed rapidly in the past 15 years. NIOSH is conducting a study to help provide a scientific basis for developing appropriate safety guidelines for optical equipment in underground coal mines.
3/1/1999 - Conference papersEmerging laser technologies are quickly gaining acceptance in the industrial workplace. This NIOSH research provides a scientific basis for developing safety guidelines for optical equipment in the presence of flammable methane gas and coal dust.
1/1/1996 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper reports US Bureau of Mines (USBM) research on the explosibility of coal dusts. The purpose of this work is to improve safety in mining and other industries that process or use coal.
9/16/2020 - Research projectsA project to eliminate coal dust explosions in underground coal mines through the development of improved methodologies for identifying and mitigating explosible accumulations of coal dust.
12/1/2019 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper discusses the implications of floor dust erosion on rock dusting and sampling procedures for explosion hazard assessment.
2/21/2019 - Research projectsA project to reduce the risks associated with accumulations of combustible and explosive materials.
12/13/2016 - Research areasRock Dusting Topic Page
12/13/2016 - Research areasNIOSH Mining Program topic page on explosion prevention.
11/22/2016 - Contracts and cooperative agreementsA contract to develop wireless sensor technology, using functional prototypes, that can continuously monitor the ratio of rock dust to coal dust throughout an underground coal mine.