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7/1/2000 - Reports of InvestigationsShort-dumping rather than edge-dumping might reduce dumping-related accidents, but many operators believe it is less cost effective. To evaluate this perception, NIOSH reviewed the costs of various dumping methods at waste and spoil piles.
9/1/2007 - Conference papersNIOSH participated in an experiment to facilitate the remote control of dozers used on coal stockpiles. The normal sensory cues an operator requires to manipulate the dozer from a remote location were supplemented, such as with a vision system.
12/1/1999 - Reports of InvestigationsMaterial properties affecting slope stability were measured in a large 50-year-old, partially consolidated rock dump located in an active open-pit mine. Field tests included single-ring infiltration and density.