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Delving into mining research: studies at NIOSH's Office of Mine Safety and Health.

Authors
Haight-JM
Source
Synergist 2012 May; 23(5):42-44
NIOSHTIC No.
20040867
Abstract
CDC-NIOSH'S Office of Mine Safety and Health Research (OMSHR) is the premier mining health and safety research establishment in the country. Its mission is to protect mine workers from injury and illness through research and prevention. Its two main divisions, the Division of Mining Research Operations and the Division of Mining Science and Technology, comprise seven branches covering ground control; human factors; electrical and mechanical systems safety; hearing loss prevention; dust, ventilation and toxic substances; fire and explosion prevention; and health communications, surveillance and research support.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Safety-programs; Safety-practices; Protective-measures; Ground-control; Human-factors-engineering; Electrical-safety; Electrical-systems; Hearing-protection; Dust-control; Ventilation; Fire-prevention; Explosion-prevention; Health-protection; Surveillance-programs; Safety-research; Injury-prevention; Disease-prevention; Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Machine-operation; Noise; Noise-control; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Ventilation; Fire-hazards; Dust-control; Underground-mining; Surface-mining
Publication Date
20120501
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
jhaight@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
B06202012
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
1066-7660
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
The Synergist
State
PA
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