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Mining Feature: NIOSH Workshops at MINExpo 2016

Friday, June 03, 2016

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The NIOSH Mining program will be offering two workshop sessions at MINExpo International 2016. In keeping with the event's theme — "MINExpo 2016 is all about solutions" — the workshops will deliver health and safety solutions that can be taken away and used immediately.

These two workshops are open to all MINExpo attendees and will be held in room N227. Additional information and interactive demonstrations for the workshop topics will be available at the NIOSH exhibit, booth L35 in the Grand Lobby area.

Tuesday, September 27, 1-5 p.m. - room N227

Software Applications for Improving Mine Worker Health and Safety Outcomes

 Time

 Topic

1:00

Introduction to NIOSH Workshop Day 1 - Dr. RJ Matetic

1:05

NORA overview - Dr. Eric Lutz

1:15

Using ErgoMine for ergonomics audits – Ms. Jonisha Pollard

1:50

Metal/Nonmetal respirable dust control using cab pressurization and Helmet-CAM – Mr. Andrew Cecala

2:25

Safety and health toolbox talks for surface sand, stone, gravel, and aggregate mines and BG 4 benching software for mine rescuers – Dr. Launa Mallett

3:00

Refuge alternative software and guidance for underground coal mines – Mr. David Yantek

3:35

Using S-Pillar software to prevent pillar failures – Dr. Michael Murphy, Dr. Brent Slaker

4:10

Using DRIFT software to prevent blast injuries – Mr. Stephen Iverson

4:45

Recap and questions

Wednesday, September 28, 1-5 p.m. - room N227

Mine Worker Health and Safety Challenges: Practical Solutions

TimeTopic

1:00

Introduction to NIOSH Workshop Day 2 – Dr. Eric Lutz

1:05

NORA overview - Dr. Eric Lutz

1:15

Rock dust sizing to reduce respirable hazards – Ms. Marcia Harris

1:50

Proximity detection systems to prevent struck-by injuries with mobile equipment in underground coal mines – Mr. Peter Bissert

2:25

Coal dust control using the Fletcher dry scrubber – Mr. James Rider

3:00

Using surveillance information for health and safety planning – Mr. John Heberger

3:35

Using NIOSH ground control applications for western underground metal mines – Mr. F. Michael Jenkins

4:10

Avoiding heat stress through safe work practices – Dr. Kristin Yeoman, Mr. Tristan Victoroff

4:45

Recap and questions

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