Possible impact of new safety technology developments on the future of the United States mining industry.
Proceedings of the First International Future Mining Conference and Exhibition 2008, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, November 19-21, 2008. Saydam S, ed. Carlton, Victoria, Australia: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2008 Nov; :3-9
The future of the United States (US) mining industry will be affected greatly by recent coal mining disasters. These have resulted in new legislation which will have an impact on mining economic costs as well safety and health of miners. This paper discusses the changes that new legislation and regulations are making to the industry and current research that is producing technologies to make mining safer and will likely impact the future of mining.
Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Underground-mining; Mine-disasters; Control-technology; Engineering-controls
R. Gürtunca, Director, Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), PO Box 18070, Pittsburgh PA 15236, USA
Proceedings of the First International Future Mining Conference and Exhibition 2008, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, November 19-21, 2008