To facilitate the planning of future research within the Bureau of Mines, 74 human factors research and development projects were identified for possible Bureau funding. The projects were based on (1) literature surveys, (2) reviews of accident statistics and reports, (3) interviews with equipment manufacturers, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Bureau personnel, and (4) site visits to 26 mines. The projects were divided into categories related to (1) mobile equipment, (2) maintenance shops and areas, (3) plans and mills, (4) organizational factors, (5) safety programs data, and (6) training. The projects were placed into three categories of priority and were rated by industry and MSHA people in terms of benefit to the industry. The highest priority contained 25 projects with 26 in category 2, and 23 projects in the lowest category.