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This web page details the original development by the NIOSH Office of Mine Safety and Health Research of a novel electromagnetic-based proximity warning (PW) system to warn underground coal miners whenever they get too close to continuous mining machines.
2/1/2010 - Conference papersThis paper will describe the progress made in mine fire safety through the history of the Bureau of Mines and NIOSH Mining program.
2/1/2010 - Conference papersThis 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).
1/1/2010 - Book chaptersThis paper describes how miners' safety and health training has improved since the beginning of the program in the late 1970's after the Federal Mine Safety legislation was passed, and identifies areas where further improvements are needed.
3/1/1997 - Information CircularsThis proceedings volume contains papers presented at technology transfer seminars sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on New Technology for Ground Control in Retreat Mining.
1/1/1995 - Reports of InvestigationsMany mines rely on toxic gas sensors to help maintain a safe and healthy work environment. This report describes a prototype monitoring system developed by the USBM that uses light to power and communicate with remote toxic gas sensors.
9/14/2020 - Awards and recognitionThe Center for Plain Language named a team of software developers from the NIOSH Mining Program as finalists in the ClearMark COVID-19 category.
8/19/2020 - Home pageHome page for the NIOSH Mining Program.
Looking for data? Download the 2016 data files on employment, production, injuries, and fatalities collected by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
A description of the NIOSH Mining Program.