- Body parts
- Diseases and injuries
- Equipment, tools, and parts
- Geographic regions
- 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 11 - 20 of 646
This paper will describe the progress made in mine fire safety through the history of the Bureau of Mines and NIOSH Mining program.
This paper describes field tests conducted by NIOSH to evaluate the effectiveness of a wet head continuous mining machine for reducing dust exposure for continuous miner operators.
This paper provides a brief historical overview of full-scale mine explosion research conducted primarily at the USBM, now the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
The goal of this study was to determine the potential saving in workers' compensation (WC) premiums that could be achieved due to a reduction in rock fall injuries after roof screening.
Continuous Miner Spray Considerations for Optimizing Scrubber Performance in Exhaust Ventilation SystemsThis paper describes lab experiments to examine the effect of spray type, pressure, machine body blocking sprays, and scrubber airflow on dust and gas levels while using a 12.2 m (40 ft) exhaust ventilation curtain setback from the face.
1/1/2010 - Conference papersAfter studying mine disasters occurring in the U.S. from 1900-2010, the authors suggest that a factor in reducing death and injuries and increasing mine escape and rescue lies in the field of social psychology and human behavior interventions.
NIOSH has investigated several areas in which current practices may need to be updated to adequately protect mines against coal dust propagated explosions. Other closely related issues, such as rock dust testing methods, are also discussed.
This paper seeks to encourage scientific discussion among international peers since preventing explosions within sealed areas is of interest to underground coal operators and regulators.
This paper presents a summary of some of the mine fire research and provides an overview of the next phase of the NIOSH mine fire research program.
10/1/2009 - Conference papersThis report describes a new seal testing program that will provide essential validation data for mine seal analysis and design methods.