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Evaluation of the safety of one-hour chemical self rescuers.
Watson-RW; Doyak-WJ; Furno-AL
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 123-80, 1980 Jul; :1-184
In January 1980, the Bureau of Mines initiated an experimental program to examine the fire and explosion hazards of 1-hour self-contained rescuers (SSRS). This action was prompted by a growing concern on the part of government and industrial safety officials over the potential hazards of these devices when deployed on a large scale in underground coal mines. Prior evaluation of the safety of these devices had been at best sporadic and usually limited to experimental models. The recent availability of preproduction models of a 1-hour SSR fabricated by the Mine Safety Appliance Company and a production model manufactured by Dragerwerk AG Lubeck of the Federal Republic of Germany allowed for a more comprehensive and meaningful evaluation of their safety in underground coal mines.
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Self-contained-self-rescuers; Coal-mining; Mine-rescue; Mine-escapes; Safety-equipment; Safety-research
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 123-80
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