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Mining Product: EVADE Software

February 2014

EVADE (Enhanced Video Analysis of Dust Exposure) Software User's Manual.

BETA Release: This software has not fully completed NIOSH's rigorous testing but is considered to be fully functional. Because of the high level of interest from numerous stakeholders during in-mine testing, this BETA version is being made available now. Send comments to

The Enhanced Video Analysis of Dust Exposures (EVADE) software program is designed for analyzing dust exposure in the mining environment through the simultaneous use of video and real-time dust concentration data. The EVADE Software User’s Manual (also included with the software) describes the Helmet-CAM method, developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for personal sampling of respirable dust. This method uses a video camera worn by the mine worker to provide a visual record of the worker’s activities concurrently with data collected by an appropriate datalogging exposure monitor also worn by the worker. Recommendations for proper sampling are provided in this document. The EVADE software program merges the video file and dust concentration data file, allowing the user to view them at the same time to identify potential exposure sources. The User’s Manual defines the input file types and provides instructions for installing and operating the EVADE software. A step-by-step procedure is included to aid the user in conducting an analysis for identifying respirable dust exposure sources.

New to version 0.6 Beta

  • Fixes bug to force Internet Explorer to open online help
  • Other minor bug and code fixes.

Authors: WR Reed, AJ Kwitowski, W Helfrich, AB Cecala, G Joy

SoftwareAugust - 2013

  • Compressed Archive File (ZIP)

    278.27 MB

Version: 0.6 (BETA)

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2013 Sept

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