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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12/1/2007 - Unpublished documents and reportsSection 13 of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 ("MINER Act"), PL 109-236, required NIOSH to conduct "research,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.
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.