NIOSH Mining Program

August 2018
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2018-156
Cover page for publication 2018-156

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, heat, noise, and repetitive motion.
  • Preventing injuries and fatalities from machinery, rock falls, materials handling, slips and falls, and other mining workplace hazards.
  • Improving the likelihood of rescue and miner survivability if disaster strikes.

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Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2018]. Mining Program. By Randolph, R., Smith, A., Matetic, R., Drake, P., Reeves, K., and Novicki, E. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2018–156,