Mining Feature: NIOSH at 2018 Underground Stone Seminar

Keywords: Stone mining

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Logo for NIOSH at 2018 Stone SeminarThe NIOSH Mining Program will present at the 23rd Underground Stone Seminar. This seminar will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, 280 W. Jefferson St. in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 13 and 14, 2018.

According to the seminar organizers, it is "still the only national meeting primarily focused on underground stone mining" and it "will provide an update on issues and research relevant to the health and safety of underground stone miners. Regulatory developments will be included among the topics discussed, as well as their impact on the underground aggregates industry."

Online registration on Kentucky Crushed Stone Association's site


November 13, 2018

4 – 5 p.m.   Early Bird Workshop I

  • Dave Newman (Appalachian Mining & Engineering, Inc.) - Review of Bolting Practices for Underground Stone Mines

5– 6 p.m.   Early Bird Workshop II

  • Brianna Eiter (NIOSH) and Tim Orr (NIOSH) - Search like an EXAMiner using NIOSH Hazard Recognition Tools

6 – 7 p.m.   Welcome Reception at the hotel

November 14, 2018

7 – 8 a.m.   Breakfast at the hotel

8 - 10:30 a.m.   Morning Session I

  • Nick Rodgers (Kentucky Crushed Stone Association) - Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Sam Pierce (MSHA) - Update on Health and Safety Issues
  • Michael Dreyer (Golder Associates, Inc.) - Getting the Most from Exploration Drillholes: An Introduction to Geotechnical Data Collection
  • Tim Miller (East Fairfield Coal Company) - Controlling Horizontal Stress Impacts through Mine Design
  • Dave Newman (Appalachian Mining & Engineering, Inc.) - The Planning of a Multiple-Level Underground Stone Mine - From the Surface to the Lowest Level
  • Collin Rogers (Lhoist) - Mine Rescue

10:45 a.m. - noon   Morning Session II

Panel/Workshop I: Experiences with the New Workplace Examination Rule

  • Robert Kehrman (Lhoist)
  • Mike Hollis (MSHA)

1:15 - 2:30 p.m.   Afternoon Session I

Panel/Workshop II: Blasting 101

  • Chip Davis (Austin Powder)
  • Frank Sames (Austin Powder)
  • Jim Winfield (Graymont, Inc.)

2:45 - 4 p.m.   Afternoon Session II

  • Chris Johnson (RESPEC) - Hydrogeological Considerations for Underground Stone Mines
  • Morgan Sears (NIOSH) - Stress Concentrations in a Dipping Limestone Mine
  • Andrew Cecala (NIOSH) - Effective Mining Technologies and Practices to Reduce Respirable Silica Exposures
  • Nick Rogers (Kentucky Crushed Stone Association), Michael Murphy (NIOSH) - Closing Remarks and Prize Drawings

4 p.m.   Evaluations, Adjourn

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