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8/20/2013 - PC softwareA software program for designing web and barrier pillars for Highwall Mining.
11/1/2008 - Reports of InvestigationsNIOSH experimentally investigated various factor effects on cab air filtration system performance.
Comparison of Whole-Body Vibration Exposures on Older and Newer Haulage Trucks at an Aggregate Stone Quarry Operation8/1/2008 - Conference papersThis testing monitored the performance of older and newer truck models relative to whole-body vibration (WBV) exposures as a means for determining when the vehicle (e.g., suspension system) and seats required maintenance or replacement.
6/1/2007 - Reports of InvestigationsNIOSH studied technology and methods that could reduce accidents involving surface mining equipment. These proximity warning systems included radar, sonar, GPS, radio transceiver tags, and combinations of radar and cameras.
12/1/2006 - Technology NewsNIOSH has released communication products about flyrock safety via information brochures, flashcards, and toolbox talk materials. These products target the mining and construction industries, and can be used for employee and visitor training.
12/1/2005 - Training materialsA training product to improve blast safety by providing information about blasting to those who work around blast sites
9/1/2004 - Information CircularsThis report analyzes mine fires for all U.S. underground and surface coal mining categories by state and 2-year time periods during 1990-1999.
8/1/2004 - Conference papersThis article discusses highwall stability, reasons for early pull out of highwall miner holes, and geotechnical engineering and planning factors, as well as operating practices to improve highwall stability and minimize the risk of a trapped miner.
Programmable Electronic Mining Systems: Best Practice Recommendations (In Nine Parts): Part 3: 2.2 Software SafetyThis report is the third in a nine-part series of recommendations addressing the functional safety of processor-controlled mining equipment.
8/1/2001 - Conference papersThis paper introduces warning signs of slope instability so operators are better able to recognize hazards. The most common slope monitoring equipment and practical methods of installation are discussed as well as the limitations of these systems.