This report is a review of foreign literature concerning human factors issues in the mining industry and updates Bureau of Mines OFR 27-72. About 500 references were located using computerized literature research systems. The references were sorted by topic into six major categories including accident and safety, individual miner, health and medicine, technical and engineering, environment, and ergonomics. Some of the major issues include effects of environmental stress on health and productivity, accident prevention, protective clothing and equipment, miner-machine relationship, training programs, and psychological principles applied to mine problems. Summaries are included for publications that describe the results of empirical investigations of factors affecting miner safety or productivity. It is concluded that foreign countries are improving the safety and productivity of mining operations.