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Improving safety at small underground mines. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines technology transfer seminar.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, SP 18-94, 1994 Jan; :1-179
The types of serious accidents that occur most frequently at small underground coal mines are identified, and strategies that could help prevent these accidents are described. A wide variety of methods for improving safety are suggested including improvements in the design of equipment, work procedures, work schedules, safety programs, and emergency response plans, as well as techniques for diagnosing the potential hazards associated with new technologies and work procedures. Some of the paper focuses on preventing specific types of mining accidents--ones associated with materials handling (primarily back injuries), equipment maintenance, improper machine guarding, and ground failure during retreat mining. Although the recommendations in this volume are heavily influenced by research performed at underground coal mines in the Appalachian coal fields, most of the papers contain advice that is equally pertinent to almost any type of mine.
Accident-prevention; Coal-mining; Safety-devices; Work-environments; Underground-mining; Safety-engineering; Mineral-industries; Industrial-medicine; Design-criteria; Abstracts; Equipment; Hazards; Maintenance; Meetings; Occupational-safety-and-health; Safety-engineering; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Equipment-design; Injury-prevention; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Work-environment; Work-operations; Workplace-studies; Work-practices
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, SP 18-94
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