Safety and Health in Underground Mine Waste Disposal.
Schmid-JP; Schmidt-MR; Colaizzi-GJ; Whaite-RH
NTIS: PB/83-232140 :221 pages
Results of a comprehensive investigation of the impact of underground mine waste disposal on the health and safety of miners are presented. Information was gathered through an extensive search of U.S. and foreign literature and personal communication with professionals in private industry and government. All conceivable health and safety hazards directly or indirectly related to underground mine waste disposal are analyzed, categorized, and ranked on an industrywide basis. Positive health and safety effects are analyzed and ranked in a similar way. Both potential and known hazards and positive impacts are included. Recommendations on abatement techniques for the various hazards are presented. Case histories of a fill-related accident in a metal mine and a health hazard associated with coal waste backfilling are included and causes and possible abatement procedures are discussed. The role of management in the promotion of health and safety in backfilling operations is discussed.
CP; Final Contract Report;
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Goodson and Associates, Inc.