Mining Feature: Knowing the Facts about Heat Stress in Mining
Thursday, June 29, 2017
With the summer here, people are outdoors for plenty of reasons, including work. However, working during warm months in many industries, including construction, road maintenance, and mining—both surface and underground—can pose risks to your health. It is important to remember that exposure to hot weather can lead to heat-related illnesses, such as rashes, cramps, heat exhaustion, and even heat stroke, which is often fatal.
To better understand the dangers of extreme heat exposure, review our series of fact sheets about risk factors, hydration, alternating periods of work and rest, what to do to prevent heat stress, and first aid that can help if you or a coworker is struck by heat illness.
- Assessing, Modeling, and Cooling Underground Workings in Deep and Hot Mines
- Cause of Floor Self-Heatings in an Underground Coal Mine
- Detection and Control of Spontaneous Heating in Coal Mine Pillars-A Case Study
- Heat Stress: A Series of Fact Sheets for Promoting Safe Work in Hot Mining Settings
- Innovative Solutions for Heat Management in Hot Underground Mines: Ventilation Research and Capacity Building
- Investigation of Temperature Rise in Mobile Refuge Alternatives
- Predicting Heat Strain in Metal and Nonmetal Mines
- Predicting Heat Strain in Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners
- A Study of Heat Stress Exposures and Interventions for Mine Rescue Workers
- Technology News 434 - An 'Insulating' Shotcrete for Heat Abatement in Deep Mines