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1/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesNIOSH researchers completed field trials during coal mine rescue contests using simulated gas detectors in place of placards, and demonstrated that the newly developed GMS device may be used with no adverse impact on team contest performance.
8/1/2011 - Peer reviewed journal articlesFor 10 subjects in four postures, euler angle decomposition and inverse dynamics were used to determine the knee angles, the net forces, and the moments applied to the tibia during kneeling and squatting with and without kneepads.
2/1/2010 - Unpublished documents and reportsIn the FY 2008 Appropriation (Public Law 110-161), Congress directed NIOSH to conduct "a study of the recovery of coal pillars through retreat room-and-pillar mining practices in underground coal mines at depths greater than 1,500 ft." This report inclu...
1/1/2010 - Conference papersAfter studying mine disasters occurring in the U.S. from 1900-2010, the authors suggest that a factor in reducing death and injuries and increasing mine escape and rescue lies in the field of social psychology and human behavior interventions.
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.
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.
This video-based training module can be used to educate both inexperienced and veteran miners on important issues related to self-rescue and escape procedures.
A Global Inventory of Mine Rescue Training Facilities: Compendium of Ideas to Improve U.S. Coal Mine Rescue Training2/1/2009 - Conference papersThis paper presents a summary of domestic and international coal mine rescue training facilities and identifies those that provide unique, real-life, and/or state-of-the-art training.
11/1/2008 - Conference papersThis article discusses how narrative-based training has evolved and is likely to continue changing in the future using the Underground Coal Mine Map Reading Training (UCMMRT) developed by NIOSH.