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3/1/2012 - Technology NewsNIOSH completed a major redesign of MFIRE and replaced its outdated programming language with an object-oriented C++ approach. The program was split into a front-end with a simple graphical-user-interface (GUI), and the MFIRE “engine” back-end.
3/1/2012 - Technology NewsThis paper describes an engineering noise control that reduces roof bolting machine (RBM) operators’ exposure to noise in underground coal mines, thereby decreasing the risk of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in RBM operators and nearby workers.
2/1/2012 - Technology NewsMedium frequency communications systems do not require a powered underground infrastructure to be installed for operation, and may therefore provide a higher degree of survivability after a mine disaster than other types of systems.
11/1/2009 - Technology NewsNIOSH has been performing research to provide effective training on refuge chambers for underground coal miners.
Technology News 535 - NIOSH Releases New Educational Video: Escape from Farmington No. 9: An Oral History5/1/2009 - Technology NewsResearchers with NIOSH have developed a training module to educate both new, inexperienced miners as well as veterans on important issues related to self-rescue and escape procedures.
9/1/2008 - Technology NewsThis publication describes research conducted by NIOSH on producing treatments to reduce noise generated by the continuous mining machine conveyor system. The treatments discussed are the urethane-coated flight bar chain and the dual-sprocket chain.
Technology News 526 - Proceedings of the International Workshop on Rock Mass Classification in Underground Mining7/1/2007 - Technology NewsThe International Workshop on Rock Mass Classification in Underground Mining provided a forum for leading practitioners of rock mass classification from around the world to come together and share their methods and experiences with the technique.
12/1/2006 - Technology NewsNIOSH has released communication products about flyrock safety via information brochures, flashcards, and toolbox talk materials. These products target the mining and construction industries, and can be used for employee and visitor training.
4/1/2006 - Technology NewsThis publication is intended to promote awareness of float coal dust explosion hazards in the mining industry and offers a float coal dust mitigation technique.
8/1/1999 - Technology NewsAn apparatus is described that advances the state of the art in gas content testing of coal or rock core samples. The design goals were to improve sensitivity/accuracy, durability, and ease of operation.