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Proceedings of the 17th Annual Institute on Coal Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 26-28, 1986. Faulkner G, Sutherland WH, Forshey DR, Lucas JR, eds., Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1986 Aug; :21-28
This morning I would like to place the issue of coal mine safety within a big picture. The big picture is the importance of coal to our nation's future, in particular to our growing dependence on coal to supply our future energy needs. Within that picture I will discuss the role that the Federal government, principally through the Bureau of Mines, must play to meet this challenging growth in demand while reducing the social and economic costs attributed to injuries and fatalities in underground mining. I would like to share with you a few interesting facts and projections with respect to our Nation's energy picture-the distribution of our reserves, and the projected role of coal in the energy and economics of the nation's future. I will show that underground mining will continue to be a very important part of the means to provide this coal. And I will discuss how the Bureau of Mines' research program addresses the problems of health and safety that grow out of the demand for coal.
Mine-workers; Mineral-processing; Miners; Mining-industry; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Coal-processing; Coal-workers; Longwall-mining; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Room-and-pillar-mining; Injury-prevention; Safety-research; Safety-education
Faulkner-G; Sutherland-WH; Forshey-DR; Lucas-JR
Proceedings of the 17th Annual Institute on Coal Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 26-28, 1986
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