NIOSH studies mine safety
Washington – NIOSH recently released several documents related to mine safety.
A study released Jan. 31 examined (.pdf file) use of high-expansion firefighting foam to deliver water to remote areas of mine passageways during a fire.
Another study analyzed (.pdf file) the strength of fiber-reinforced shotcrete, which is used to provide ground support in weak rock mines to reduce injuries and fatalities from falls.
NIOSH also published a list (.pdf file) of coal mines that provide unique rescue training.