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12/1/2007 - Unpublished documents and reportsSection 13 of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 ("MINER Act"), PL 109-236, required NIOSH to conduct "research, including field tests, concerning the utility, practicality, survivability, and cost of various refuge alternatives...
12/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis article discusses research results of studies that shed light on possible mechanisms through which low back injuries may occur and how this knowledge can be leveraged to reduce the risk of low back pain.
10/1/2007 - Conference papersThis paper discusses the methods NIOSH used to identify noise sources on a roof bolting machine while drilling.
9/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis NIOSH paper documents coal miners’ reactions to the new Personal Dust Monitor (PDM), and how they make use of the information th PDM provides.
6/1/2007 - Conference papersThis paper presents an overview of ongoing studies, a progress report of results, and the implications for reducing worker noise exposures and preventing noise-induced hearing loss in longwall mining workers.
6/1/2007 - Conference papersThis paper discusses the social and cultural power of stories, and how they have been used to develop training for skilled blue-collar workers.
1/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA roof-fall hazard-assessment technique was developed based on engineering judgment acquired from extensive underground stone mine experience and on examination of the literature. The technique uses observational processes to assess roof fall hazard.
The Effects of Scaling Height and Scaling Bar Design on Applied Forces and Bilateral Muscle Activity of the Back and Shoulders10/1/2006 - Conference papersHand scaling is a physically demanding job responsible for overexertion injuries in mining. This experiment studied rib scaling from an elevated bucket to examine force generation capabilities and electromyographic responses to a prying subtask.
3/1/2006 - Information CircularsThis material was presented at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) open-industry briefing held during the 2004 Northwest Mining Association conference in Spokane, WA.
Technology News 512 - Improve Drill Dust Collector Capture Through Better Shroud and Inlet Configurations10/1/2005 - Technology NewsThis research showed that a tight shroud is very beneficial for the drill dust collection system, while improvements for a leaky shroud could be achieved with collector-to-bailing airflow ratios >= 3:1 and/or by relocating the inlet.