Mining Feature: Knowing the Facts about Heat Stress in Mining
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Heat stress is a real danger in mining.
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.
- Cause of Floor Self-Heatings in an Underground Coal Mine
- Detection and Control of Spontaneous Heating in Coal Mine Pillars-A Case Study
- Development of Heat Mitigation Systems for Refuge Alternatives used in Underground Coal Mines
- Estimation of Metabolic Heat Input for Refuge Alternative Thermal Testing and Simulation
- Heat Stress: A Series of Fact Sheets for Promoting Safe Work in Hot Mining Settings
- Heat Stress: Understand Heat Stress Risk Factors, Prevention, and Treatment
- Investigation of Temperature Rise in Mobile Refuge Alternatives
- Predicting Heat Strain in Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners
- Prediction of Human Core Temperature Rise and Moisture Loss in Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines
- Technology News 434 - An 'Insulating' Shotcrete for Heat Abatement in Deep Mines