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1/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesMiners face a variety of respiratory hazards while on the job, including exposure to silica dust which can lead to silicosis, a potentially fatal lung disease.
5/1/2010 - Peer reviewed journal articlesCurrent research is addressing many machine safety issues in both underground and surface mining. This study identified some specific miner activities and machine types that may need further attention.
Fall From Equipment Injuries in U.S. Mining: Identification of Specific Research Areas for Future Investigation9/1/2009 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis study evaluates the circumstances leading to fall from equipment injuries in the mining industry.
Equivalency of a Personal Dust Monitor to the Current United States Coal Mine Respirable Dust Sampler1/1/2008 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThe work presented in this paper focuses on the relationship between the PDM and respirable dust concentrations currently measured by a coal mine dust personal sampler unit utilizing a 10 mm Dorr Oliver nylon cyclone.
Applying Robust Design to Study the Effects of Stratigraphic Characteristics on Brittle Failure and Bump Potential in a Coal Mine1/1/2018 - Peer reviewed journal articlesAn article describing the results of a robust design to consider the impact of different lithologic risk factors impacting dynamic failure risk.
Time-Lapse Analysis of Methane Quantity in the Mary Lee Group of Coal Seams Using Filter-Based Multiple-Point Geostatistical Simulation8/1/2013 - Peer reviewed journal articlesAn article examining the approach of using time-lapse methods to analyze the methane degasification of a group of coal mine seams in Alabama.
Evidence that Reducing Knee Injuries in Underground Mining may have a Substantial Impact on Mine Company Finances12/1/2010 - Peer reviewed journal articlesTo encourage mining companies to implement knee injury training programs and interventions, NIOSH performed an analysis of workers’ compensation data for one underground coal mine in Illinois and six in Pennsylvania.
9/1/2010 - Peer reviewed journal articlesSonic travel time logging of exploration boreholes is routinely used in Australia to obtain estimates of coal mine roof rock strength. This paper describes research aimed at developing a correlation for use in the U.S.
5/1/2010 - Peer reviewed journal articlesNIOSH studied methods to prevent workers from being entangled in machinery at mining operations. A description of intelligent video, the technology, test procedures and results, implementation challenges, and future research needs are discussed.
Characteristics of the Top Five Most Frequent Injuries in United States Mining Operations, 2003-20071/1/2010 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis report describes an alternative method of analyzing and presenting MSHA data for the purpose of identifying high-cost, high-severity injuries and illnesses.