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This web page details the original development by the NIOSH Office of Mine Safety and Health Research of a novel electromagnetic-based proximity warning (PW) system to warn underground coal miners whenever they get too close to continuous mining machines.
2/1/2010 - Conference papersThis paper will describe the progress made in mine fire safety through the history of the Bureau of Mines and NIOSH Mining program.
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.
3/1/1997 - Information CircularsThis proceedings volume contains papers presented at technology transfer seminars sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on New Technology for Ground Control in Retreat Mining.
4/7/2020 - Awards and recognitionA team of NIOSH Mining Program researchers was awarded the Stefanko Best Paper Award during the 2020 Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Conference and Expo.
4/2/2020 - Home pageHome page for the NIOSH Mining Program.
Apply by April 29 for funding through a Broad Agency Announcement for underground mine evacuation technologies and human factors research.
3/13/2020 - Awards and recognitionJack Trackemas, the chief of NIOSH Mining's ground control branch, was awarded the Health and Safety Individual Excellence Award during this year's SME conference.
2/21/2020 - News and announcementsVisit NIOSH's booth at SME and learn how you can use the latest in safety and health at your operation.
2/18/2020 - Employment opportunitiesJoin our research and support teams solving mining health and safety problems.