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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.
8/1/2007 - Contract reportsThis report describes the results of a pilot Safety Culture Assessment implemented at a small Appalachian underground coal mine.
8/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesNIOSH completed a survey of equipment sound levels and worker noise exposures in the mining industry. The findings identify the equipment and machinery likely to cause worker overexposures and the workers found to be experiencing overexposures.
6/1/2007 - Conference papersResults from underground dust surveys to identify current operating practices and the types of controls being used at longwall operations are presented as an update on longwall dust control technology and operating practices.
1/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesNoise surveys were conducted in eight coal preparation plants. Results indicate that only workers who routinely spend a significant portion of their shift in the plants (away from the control rooms) are susceptible to overexposure from noise.
8/1/2006 - Conference papersA survey of pillar conditions was carried out at 21 operating limestone mines that use the room-and-pillar method. Pillar instability is most likely caused by unfavorable geological structures in pillars with width to height ratios of less than 1.5.
The purpose of this study was to assess the adequacy of the cab design and to determine the percentage of musculoskeletal symptoms among operators of mobile equipment used in mining and construction.
Working in Noise with a Hearing Loss: Perceptions from Workers, Supervisors, and Hearing Conservation Program Managers12/1/2005 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis study outlines potential challenges regarding job safety and hearing conservation practices for noise-exposed, hearing-impaired workers.
12/1/2005 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis publication describes worker noise exposure surveys in coal mines and coal preparation plants, revealing that worker dosimetry, time-motion studies, and equipment noise profiling are important for effective use of administrative controls.
Ergonomic Assessment of Musculoskeletal Risk Factors at Four Mine Sites: Underground Coal, Surface Copper, Surface Phosphate, and Underground Limestone8/1/2004 - Information CircularsThis study examined musculoskeletal injury risk at four mining sites: underground coal, underground limestone, surface copper, and surface phosphate.