Methods for determining roof fall risk in underground mines.
Iannacchione-A; Bajpayee-T; Prosser-L
2007 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit, February 25-28, Denver Colorado, Preprint 07-090. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., 2007 Feb; :1-8
Reducing the number of roof fall injuries is a goal of the NIOSH mine safety research program. Central to this effort is the development of assessment techniques that will help to identify the nature of the risks associated with working under potentially hazardous roof conditions. This paper discusses a method to determine the roof fall risk using a qualitative risk analysis technique. The ability to determine roof fall risk has been a long-standing goal of safety professionals and can provide the kind of information, needed by on-site personnel responsible for worker safety, to mitigate roof fall injuries.
Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Miners; Mining-equipment; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Statistical-analysis; Statistical-quality-control; Work-areas; Work-environment; Work-practices; Worker-motivation; Room-and-pillar-mining; Metal-poisoning; Nonmetal-mining; Safety-research; Models; Computer-models; Rock-mechanics; Rock-bursts; Rock-falls; Geology
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
2007 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit, February 25-28, Denver Colorado, Preprint 07-090