NIOSH Mining Program
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2019-172
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program works with partners in industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, government, 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, trips, and falls, and other mining workplace hazards.
- Improving the likelihood of rescue and miner survivability if disaster strikes.
NIOSH . Mining Program. By Randolph. R., Matetic, R.J., Smith, A., Drake, P. and Reeves, K. 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 2019–172, https://doi.org/10.26616/NIOSHPUB2019172external icon