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Factors affecting the development of mine face ventilation systems in the 20th century.

Authors
Reed-W; Taylor-C
Source
2007 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit, February 25-28, Denver Colorado, Preprint 07-071. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., 2007 Feb; :1-9
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20031789
Abstract
During the 20th century, the increased emphasis on worker health and safety and the advent of new mining equipment and methods led to many changes in mine face ventilation practices. Efforts by government and private industry to improve and modify ventilation practices resulted in better health and safety conditions for workers. This paper examines factors that had a significant influence on mine face ventilation design during the past century. Several "milestone" events are discussed along with the impact they had on worker health and safety. Significant ventilation research efforts by government and private industry are presented. This brief ventilation history highlights innovative ventilation designs and a consistent commitment to mining health and safety.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Ventilation; Ventilation-equipment; Ventilation-systems; Coal-mining; Underground-mining
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
20070225
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2007
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
2007 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit, February 25-28, Denver Colorado, Preprint 07-071
State
PA; CO
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division