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Methods for determining roof fall risk in underground mines.

Authors
Iannacchione-A; Prosser-L; Esterhuizen-G; Bajpayee-T
Source
Min Eng 2007 Nov; 59(11):47-53
NIOSHTIC No.
20032865
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 to help 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 could 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
CODEN
MIENAB
Publication Date
20071101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
11
ISSN
0026-5187
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Mining Engineering
State
PA
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