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Characterization of the 1986 nonmetallic mining workforce.
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9204, 1988 Jan; :1-37
In 1986 the Bureau of Mines conducted a probability sample survey, mining industry population survey, to measure such employee characteristics as occupation; principal equipment operated; work location at the mine; present job, present company, and total mining experience; job-related training during the last 2 yr; age; sex; race; and education. The population estimates are necessary to properly analyze the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) injury (includes illness and fatality data) statistics; that is, to compare and contrast injury rates for various subpopulations in order to identify those groups that are exhibiting higher than average injury rates. This report uses the survey's results to characterize the U.S. nonmetallic mining workforce from March through September 1986. Similar reports have been prepared for the metallic, stone, and sand and gravel mining industries, as well as for the entire metal and nonmetal mining (includes metallic, stone, sand and gravel, and nonmetallic industries) sector and the coal mining sector.
Demography; Profiles; Tables-data; Statistical-data; Employment; Qualifications; Mining; Nonmetalliferous-minerals; Mines-excavations; Personnel; Injuries; Mineral-industry; Labor-force; Occupational-surveys
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Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9204
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division