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Tag: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

The combination of long hours and shift work can result in a tired or fatigued workforce. Photo: Nalinee Supapornpasupad/IStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Addressing fatigue in the mining workforce

Shift work schedules can increase the likelihood of fatigue on the job. Implementing a fatigue risk management system is a proven way to combat fatigue within the mining workforce.

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New safety app helps miners identify hazards

April 8, 2021By

Version 2.0 of the ErgoMine app is an on-the-ground resource and auditing app to help miners identify, record and track safety hazards at jobsites.

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To help reinforce the proper use of personal fall protection, NIOSH developed two infographics on fall protection (“As Simple as ABC” and “As Easy as 123”) that may be posted in useful areas. Photo: NIOSH

Understanding why workers fall

Falls are an imminent danger in mining, but having protection equipment and the know-how to use it is the recipe to avoid accidents.

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NIOSH awards recognize safety innovation

December 10, 2020By

Suwannee American Cement was a winner in the stone, sand and gravel category this year within the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health’s (NIOSH) Mine Safety & Health Technology Innovations Awards program.

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In the NIOSH study, illuminance on the platform of equipment was typically the best compared to levels measured on the ground below the first step and the first step, especially in the presence of task lighting. Photo: NIOSH

Lighting mobile equipment for safer surface mining operations

February 28, 2020By and

Results from a recent study indicate that mobile equipment operators identified proper illumination as a superior feature of safe ingress/egress systems.

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Agencies jointly pursuing solutions on silica

February 12, 2020By

The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health and the Mine Safety & Health Administration formed a working group to safeguard the health of mine workers regarding exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

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KYCSA to host underground stone safety seminar

October 10, 2018By

The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KYCSA) will be hosting its 2018 Underground Stone Safety Seminar Nov. 13-14 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Preventing slips, trips and falls from front-end loaders

February 23, 2018By and

Researchers share insights from two decades of findings on equipment injuries.

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