DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2017-161
What are our priorities?
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program works with partners in industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, and academia. The program focuses on these areas:
• Reducing exposures to harmful mine dusts, airborne pollutants, and noise
• Reducing machine-related traumatic injuries
• Preventing multiple-fatality events
• Preventing injuries and fatalities from rock falls and failures in underground mining operations