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Survival Kits for the Breath of Life.
Foote Prints 1983 Jun; 46(1):18-23
This is a brief discussion of some of the equipment being developed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines to improve the odds for the survival of miners exiting an underground coal mine after an emergency and to enhance the safety of rescue team members recovering the mine. At a lay worker's technical level, a new escape breathing apparatus, a low-profile rescue breathing apparatus, a mine rescue team protective ensemble, and a rescue team helmet are presented with appropriate background information describing their need and operation.
Issue of Publication
Foote Prints, V. 46, No. 1, June 1983, PP. 18-23
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division