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Methods for determining roof fall risk in underground mines.

Authors
Iannacchione-A; Bajpayee-T; Prosser-L
Source
2007 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit, February 25-28, Denver Colorado, Preprint 07-090. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., 2007 Feb; :1-8
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20031653
Abstract
Reducing the number of roof fall injuries is a goal of the NIOSH mine safety research program. Central to this effort is the development of assessment techniques that will help to identify the nature of the risks associated with working under potentially hazardous roof conditions. This paper discusses a method to determine the roof fall risk using a qualitative risk analysis technique. The ability to determine roof fall risk has been a long-standing goal of safety professionals and can provide the kind of information, needed by on-site personnel responsible for worker safety, to mitigate roof fall injuries.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Miners; Mining-equipment; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Statistical-analysis; Statistical-quality-control; Work-areas; Work-environment; Work-practices; Worker-motivation; Room-and-pillar-mining; Metal-poisoning; Nonmetal-mining; Safety-research; Models; Computer-models; Rock-mechanics; Rock-bursts; Rock-falls; Geology
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
20070225
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
2007 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit, February 25-28, Denver Colorado, Preprint 07-090
State
PA; CO
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