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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.
2/1/2010 - Conference papersThis paper provides a brief historical overview of full-scale mine explosion research conducted primarily at the USBM, now the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
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.
1/1/1995 - Reports of InvestigationsMany mines rely on toxic gas sensors to help maintain a safe and healthy work environment. This report describes a prototype monitoring system developed by the USBM that uses light to power and communicate with remote toxic gas sensors.
9/19/2012 - Historical informationThis document describes the history of the Mining research program, beginning with the establishment of the U.S. Bureau of Mines in 1910.
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...
3/1/2000 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThe U.S. Bureau of Mines was established in 1910 to reduce the high accident rate in the nation's coal mines. This essay identifies and discusses five "transfer factors" that can explain the success (or failure) of many Bureau of Mines projects.
5/1/1998 - Non-peer reviewed journal articlesThe transition of mining health and safety research from the former USBM into NIOSH creates a novel approach and partnership for improving the health and reducing the risks of injury and fatality for all mine workers. The strengths of the public health ...
4/1/1998 - NIOSH/USBM numbered publicationsThe program of research for NIOSH in fiscal year 1998.
9/1/1997 - Catalogs and indexesIn September 1995, the U.S. Congress directed the closure of the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM). This listing summarizes mining health and safety publications and articles published by the Pittsburgh and Spokane Research Centers during 1995-96 and how to ...