Ground control, lighting to be discussed at safety seminar

By |  November 19, 2012

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is hosting its 17th annual underground stone safety seminar Dec. 4-5 in Louisville, Ky. The seminar will include presentations on ground control and improved lighting for use in rib and roof examinations.

The workshop on Dec. 4 will address bolting and scooping in underground limestone mines. The afternoon session that day features a hand and finger safety workshop.

On Dec. 5, MSHA’s Mike Davis will provide and update on health and safety issues. MSHA’s Sandin Phillipson will discuss constraints related to pillar width and height selection. Dave Newman of Appalachian Mining and Engineering will deliver a presentation on proper back selection as the critical first step in ground control. Several other presentations are planned for later that day.

Click here for a safety seminar registration form.

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