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Mining Safety And Health Research At Niosh: Reviews Of Research Programs Of The National Institute For Occupational Safety And Health National Research Council

Mining Safety And Health Research At Niosh: Reviews Of Research Programs Of The National Institute For Occupational Safety And Health

National Research Council

Published September 28th 2007
ISBN : 9780309103428
Paperback
251 pages
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The U.S. mining sector has the highest fatality rate of any industry in the country. Fortunately, advances made over the past three decades in mining technology, equipment, processes, procedures, and workforce education and training haveMoreThe U.S. mining sector has the highest fatality rate of any industry in the country. Fortunately, advances made over the past three decades in mining technology, equipment, processes, procedures, and workforce education and training have significantly improved safety and health. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Safety and Health Research Program (Mining Program) has played a large role in these improvements. An assessment of the relevance and impact of NIOSH Mining Program research by a National Research Council committee reveals that the program makes essential contributions to the enhancement of health and safety in the mining industry. To further increase its effectiveness, the Mining Program should proactively identify workplace hazards and establish more challenging and innovative goals toward hazard reduction. The ability of the program to successfully expand its activities, however, depends on available funding.