NIOSH Mining Program Partnerships
The NIOSH Mining Program engages in partnerships with its stakeholders to share information and solutions about some of the most pressing health and safety issues. Currently active partnerships include:
- Breathing Air Supply Partnership: Addresses issues about improving breathing air supply technology for mine escape and rescue.
- Respirable Mine Dust Partnership: MSHA/NIOSH partnership to address issues concerning exposures to a broad range of respirable hazards, including respirable crystalline silica (quartz).
- Diesel Exhaust Health Effects Partnership: MSHA/NIOSH partnership to share information about solutions to the health effects of exposure to diesel exhaust gases.
- Rock Dust Partnership: Addresses issues about using rock dust to prevent coal dust explosions.
- Automation and Emerging Technologies Partnership: Addresses concerns and shares solutions regarding automation and emerging technologies.
- Miner Health Partnership: A partnership between the NIOSH Mining Program, MSHA, unions, academia, and labor and trade groups to share information concerning miner health
- Proximity Detection Partnership: Addressed issues about proximity warning and collision prevention systems in underground coal mines.
- Refuge Alternative Partnership: Addresses issues about refuge alternatives in underground coal mines.
- Coal Mine Explosion Prevention Accomplishments
- A Compendium of NIOSH Mining Research 2000
- A Compendium of NIOSH Mining Research 2001
- A Compendium of NIOSH Mining Research 2002
- History of the Mining Program
- Mining Program
- NIOSH OMSHR at the 2015 SME Annual Meeting
- NIOSH Welcomes its New Associate Director for Mining
- OMSHR at the 2013 SME Annual Meeting
- OMSHR Welcomes a New Director to its Spokane Mining Research Division
- OMSHR's New Website
Page last reviewed: May 11, 2022
Page last updated: February 4, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program