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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd.
GA 30333

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Article archive for National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH);

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NIOSH releases software to improve blast design in mines 13 August 2019

Mines can now reduce the risk of post-blast ground falls with DRIFT software, which helps engineers to create more effective blast designs. DRIFT was developed by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program to help reduce the risk of ground falls, which remain a serious threat to the safety of miners....

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US report says further mine rescue reforms needed 15 March 2013

The US National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council published a report on March 14 urging industry and government agencies to better coordinate their emergency response planning and improve efforts to train miners in underground evacuations....

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Preventing coal dust explosions 15 September 2011

Mine explosions remain a threat to underground coal miners, requiring constant vigilance to prevent accumulations of combustible gasses and dusts and to limit sources of ignition....