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Metallic and Nonmetallic Mining in the United States - a Hazard Analysis.

Chugh YP; Church JC; Kos DW; Singh MM
NTIS: PB/250-595 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :378 pages
This is the final report of a study done by IIT Research Institute for the Bureau of Mines to identify the problem areas and technological inadequacies in noncoal (metal, nonmetal, stone, and sand and gravel) mining and processing systems that are the primary causes of death, injury, and occupational disease, and to make recommendations to improve safety and health in these operations. The findings and recommendations in the report are based on (1) analyses of MESA injury and employment data for the period 1961-70, MESA fatality reports for underground noncoal mines (1968-72), and lost-time accident data for 1970-72 obtained from mining and processing operations; (2) visits to a variety of noncoal mines and mills throughout the country to observe the operations and to study the safety organization and practices used in the industry; and (3) interviews with industry and government representatives knowledgeable in the field of noncoal mining and processing safety and health. The report provides a comprehensive overview of safety and health problems.
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OFR 31-76
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NTIS: PB/250-595 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
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IIT Research Institute
Page last reviewed: October 29, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division