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This handbook was developed to identify available engineering controls that can assist underground and surface metal/nonmetal mining operations in reducing worker exposure to respirable silica dust.
12/1/2009 - Information CircularsThis document describes principles of noise control to operators, safety personnel, and mechanics in the mining industry so that they can evaluate the extent of a noise problem, determine the best approach, and apply the most appropriate solution.
11/1/2009 - Conference papersThis 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.
Relationship Between Elemental Carbon, Total Carbon, and Diesel Particulate Matter in Several Underground Metal/nonmetal Mines2/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesTo evaluate how elemental carbon (EC), a surrogate of diesel particulate matter (DPM), predicts DPM, measurements of total carbon (TC) and EC were taken away from potential interferences in four underground metal/nonmetal mines during production.
11/1/2004 - Information CircularsThis report analyzes mine fires for all U.S. underground and surface metal/nonmetal mining categories during 1990-2001 by state and six successive 2-year time periods.
Reducing Silica and other Respirable Hazards in the Industrial Minerals and Metal/Nonmetal Mining Industries3/6/2019 - Research projectsA project to develop control interventions to reduce occupational exposure to silica and other respirable dusts in metal/nonmetal mines and mills.
2/10/2019 - Research projectsA project to develop durable noise controls that reduce the noise exposure of jumbo drill operators and facilitate the commercialization of the controls to make them available for all miners.
8/1/2018 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA study examining the differences in chronic health outcomes between coal, uranium, metal, and nonmetal miners.
3/30/2017 - Research projectsA project to employ state-of-the-art ground control science, in a targeted program of case studies, to develop engineering solutions for ground control hazards in underground metal mines.
Charts display the Historical Mine Disasters from 1900 through 2016. Data tables are from 1839 through present. A disaster is where there were 5 or more fatalities in a single incident.