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9/22/2012 - Training materialsTo help instructors teach miners about the use of refuge chambers, NIOSH has developed a suite of training modules covering operations, decision-making and expectations.
6/1/2012 - Information CircularsThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted the first comprehensive survey of the U.S. mining population in more than 20 years.
1/1/2012 - Information CircularsThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted the first comprehensive survey of the U.S. mining population in more than 20 years.
Radio 101 is a program to train miners in the use of two-way radio communication in the mines.
3/1/2011 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed a training program to prepare miners for what to expect psychologically and physiologically inside of a refuge chamber.
Underground Coal Mining Injury: A Look at How Age and Experience Relate to Days Lost from Work Following an Injury4/1/2010 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis study used the MSHA database on accidents, injury, and illness from the years 2003-2007 to examine how age and experience at the current mine, total years experience as a coal miner, and experience in the current job affects injury severity.
2/1/2010 - Conference papersNIOSH is investigating the use of shotcrete in weak rock mass mines with the objective of reducing fatalities and injuries resulting from rock fall accidents.
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.