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2/1/2010 - Information CircularsThis publication provides an historical overview of research undertaken by the U.S. federal government over the last 100 years to improve the health and safety of our nation's miners. Federal research efforts began with the establishment of the U.S. Bur...
1/1/2010 - Peer reviewed journal articlesUnderground stone mines in the United States use the room and pillar method of mining in relatively flat laying deposits. Roof and rib falls account for 15% of all lost time incidents. This paper presents the result of a study to improve pillar and roof...
12/1/2009 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis document highlights NIOSH's research and recommendations concerning refuge alternatives, survivability evaluations of refuge chambers, and presents a brief review of the current deployment of refuge chambers in underground coal mines in the U.S.
Possible Impact of New Safety Technology Developments on the Future of the United States Mining Industry11/1/2008 - Conference papersThis paper discusses the changes that new legislation and regulations are making to the industry and current research that is producing technologies to make mining safer and will likely impact the future of mining in the U.S.
11/1/2008 - Book chaptersThis paper features how researchers use DHM to assess and ultimately decrease the occupational risk and threats faced by underground coal mine machine operators.
7/1/2008 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis article discusses the social and cultural power of stories, and how they have been used to develop training for skilled blue-collar workers.
An Examination of Antecedents to Coal Miners' Hearing Protection Behaviors: A Test of the Theory of Planned Behavior2/1/2008 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThe motivation behind this investigation was to apply an established theory to better understand three potential antecedents to intentions toward wearing hearing protection among coal miners.
2/1/2008 - Information CircularsThis report summarizes a field study by NIOSH that documented the reactions of 30 miners at 4 underground coal mines concerning the use of personal dust monitors (PDMs) and how they make use of the information it provides.
12/1/2007 - Unpublished documents and reportsSection 13 of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 ("MINER Act"), PL 109-236, required NIOSH to conduct "research,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.