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Noteworthy Items

FAST - Field Analysis of Silica Tool - 1.0 Beta

FAST is a beta software program that supports a field-based respirable crystalline silica monitoring approach and end-of-shift analysis of results.

Designing Safe Mobile Equipment Access Areas

Check out our new interactive graphic for guidelines on designing safe access areas for mobile equipment.

Hazard Recognition Challenge - 1.0

Are you up to the challenge? Try your hand at our new web application that challenges users to find the hazards in four locations at a surface stone operation.

All Tools & Products

Click below for a range of tools you can use to help keep your workers and workplace safe and healthy. For materials in Spanish, try the Mining page on NIOSH en Español.

Equipment

  • thumbnailImproved LED Mine Lamp Designs 5/4/2017
    Download the latest NIOSH plans for LED mine lamps that dramatically improve visibility and offer better battery efficiency.
  • thumbnailNIOSH Saturn Area Light 10/24/2017
    NIOSH developed the Saturn light for roof bolting machines. The design maximizes floor illumination while reducing glare.

Guidelines & Best Practices

Guides & Handbooks

Infographics

Software (Analysis)

Software (Educational)

  • thumbnailAge Awareness Training for Miners 6/1/2008
    The purpose of this training is to provide the information necessary to develop an appreciation of the changes that occur with age and an understanding of methods that can be used to reduce the injury risk that may result.
  • thumbnailBG 4 Benching Trainer Software - 1.0.5 6/12/2015
    3D virtual reality-based software to teach the benching process for the BG 4 self-contained breathing apparatus used in mine rescue.
  • thumbnailHazard Recognition Challenge - 1.0 10/3/2017
    Are you up to the challenge? Try your hand at our new web application that challenges users to find the hazards in four locations at a surface stone operation.
  • thumbnailHLSim - NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator - 3.0.1215.1 12/5/2010
    A software training and communication tool for demonstrating the effects of noise exposure on hearing without experiencing an actual noise-induced hearing loss.
  • thumbnailRefuge Chamber Expectations Training - 1.0 10/1/2009
    Refuge Chamber Expectations Training was created by a multidisciplinary team at NIOSH to inform miners of what to expect psychologically and physically if it became necessary to use a refuge chamber in a mine emergency.
  • thumbnailSafety and Health Toolbox Talks - 1.0 8/31/2016
    Try our new app offering a series of directed safety talks to promote discussion and awareness of issues such as slips and falls, ground control, lockout tagout, seatbelts, and more.
  • thumbnailSafety Pays in Mining - App - 1.3 4/4/2018
    A tool demonstrating how avoiding occupational injuries can impact the success of your company.
  • thumbnailUnderground Coal Mine Map Reading Training - 1.1 11/5/2010
    This training includes three components for teaching and testing mine map reading skills.
  • What Does a Hearing Loss Sound Like? 10/12/2017
    Loud noise can permanently damage your hearing. It especially affects the sounds that help you understand speech. To hear what this sounds like, try these computer-generated samples.
  • thumbnailWhen Do You Take Refuge? Decisionmaking During Mine Emergency Escape 8/1/2011
    This training exposes trainees to the types of decisions that they may need to make during a mine emergency escape and stimulate group discussion about when and why to use a refuge alternative.

Software (Utility)

  • thumbnailHazComWriter - 3.1.3 3/9/2010
    Software that helps companies write their required HazCom plans and list all hazardous chemicals at their site.
  • thumbnailSafety Pays in Mining - App - 1.3 4/4/2018
    A tool demonstrating how avoiding occupational injuries can impact the success of your company.

Training

  • thumbnailSafety and Health Toolbox Talks - 1.0 8/31/2016
    Try our new app offering a series of directed safety talks to promote discussion and awareness of issues such as slips and falls, ground control, lockout tagout, seatbelts, and more.

Training Exercises

Training Supplies

Videos

Workshops

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