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5/1/2009 - NIOSH/USBM numbered publicationsThis manual describes the Determination of Sound Exposures (DOSES) software developed by NIOSH for use by mine management and safety personnel to simplify record keeping and analysis associated with time-motion studies and worker noise exposures.
3/1/2009 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis article provides an analysis of injury claims for eight mining companies operating low-seam coal mines during calendar years 1996-2008.
7/1/2008 - Conference papersThis paper explores the relationships between deep-seated and shallow in situ stresses in several of the world’s coalfields, using a data base of more than 350 stress measurements from underground coal mines.
Field Observations and Numerical Studies of Horizontal Stress Effects on Roof Stability in U.S. Limestone Mines6/1/2008 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper describes a modeling approach that can be used as a tool to evaluate potential roof failure and optimize the stability of room and pillar layouts.
12/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper describes an alternative measure of risk in mining using a beta distribution to model the losses and to compare underground coal mining to underground metal/nonmetal mining from 2000 to 2004.
Portable XRF Analysis of Occupational Air Filter Samples from Different Workplaces Using Different Samplers: Final Results, Summary and Conclusions11/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper concludes a five-year program on research into the use of a portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer for analyzing lead in air sampling filters from different industrial environments, including mining, manufacturing and recycling.
5/1/2007 - Information CircularsThe goal of this study is to help identify the location and likely severity of multiple-seam interactions. Mine planners can use this information to adjust the ground support, pillar design, or mine layout to minimize the hazard.
Multiple-seam interactions are a major ground control hazard in many U.S. underground coal mines. NIOSH has been conducting research to develop better techniques for predicting the location and severity of multiple-seam interactions.
1/1/2007 - Conference papersAnalysis of Multiple Seam Stability (AMSS) is a computer program to help mine planners evaluate potential interactions and reduce the risk of ground failure. This paper details a NIOSH study of multiple seam interactions and the development of AMSS.
1/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis study examines the patterns and trends in noise exposure documented in data collected by Mine Safety and Health Administration inspectors at U.S. coal mines from 1987 through 2004.