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Development of coal mine face ventilation systems during the 20th century.

Authors
Reed-WR; Taylor-CD
Source
Min Eng 2007 Aug; 59(8):40-51
NIOSHTIC No.
20032447
Abstract
During the 20th century, the increased emphasis on worker health and safety and the advent of new mining equipment and methods led to many changes in mine face ventilation practices. Efforts by government and private industry to improve and modify ventilation practices resulted in, better health and safety conditions for workers. This article focuses on U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) research to examine factors that had a significant influence on mine face ventilation design during the past century. Several "milestone" events are discussed along with the impact they had on worker health and safety. Significant ventilation research efforts by government and private industry are presented. This brief ventilation history highlights innovative face ventilation designs and a consistent commitment to mining health and safety.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Ventilation; Ventilation-systems; Ventilation-equipment; Coal-mining
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cochrans Mill Road, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CODEN
MIENAB
Publication Date
20070801
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
rsr7@cdc.gov; cet5@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
0026-5187
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Mining Engineering
State
PA
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