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Proceedings of the 8th Annual Institute on Coal Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 30 - September 1, 1977.

Authors
Foreman-WE
Source
Foreman WE, ed., Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1977 Sep; :1-172
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20030933
Abstract
These proceedings contain the presentations made during the program of the Eighth Annual Institute on Coal Mining Health, Safety, and Research held at the Donaldson Brown Center for Continuing Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia on August 30, 31 and September 1, 1977. The papers given herin are reproduced from author-edited manuscripts, or from transcriptions of tape recordings. The Eighth Annual Institute on Coal Mining Health, Safety, and Research was the latest in a series of conferences held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State. University co-sponsored by Coal Mine Health and Safety, Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration and the United States Bureau of Mines, Department of the Interior, Washington D. C. The Institute provides a forum for coal operators, mining managers, superintendents, safety directors, engineers, inspectors, researchers, teachers, and personnel from academia, research organizations, state agencies, the mineral industry in general, and others with a responsible interest in the important field of coal mining health, safety, and research. In particular, the Institute is designed to assist mining operating personnel in obtaining a broader knowledge and understanding of the various aspects of coal mining health and safety, together with acceptable methods of control and solutions through research. A program of topics dealing with some of the most immediate concerns of coal mining health, safety, and research was presented by individuals from the coal producing industry, equipment manufacturers, federal and state governments, unions, and academic institutions among others.
Keywords
Accidents; Age-factors; Air-filters; Air-monitoring; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Construction-workers; Dust-control; Dust-control-equipment; Dust-exposure; Dusts; Dust-suppression; Equipment-operators; Geology; Geophysics; Ground-control; Hearing-loss; Hearing-protection; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Maintenance-workers; Miners; Mine-workers; Mining-equipment; Mining-industry; Monitoring-systems; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Mortality-surveys; Noise; Noise-exposure; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Noise-levels; Noise-pollution; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Respirable-dust; Safety-education; Silica-dusts; Slope-stability; Statistical-analysis; Surface-mining; Training; Traumatic-injuries; Truck-drivers; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Work-areas; Workers; Workplace-studies
Publication Date
19770901
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Foreman-WE
Fiscal Year
1977
Source Name
Proceedings of the 8th Annual Institute on Coal Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 30 - September 1, 1977
State
VA
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division