NIOSH Mining Program

September 2019
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2019-172
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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.

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Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2019]. 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, icon

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