Items Tagged with 'Miner safety'

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Sen. Rockefeller recounts ‘black lung’ efforts

Bluefield, WV – Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) met with miners, stakeholders, and miner safety and health advocates on Sept. 5 to discuss ending “black lung” – a deadly but preventable lung disease also known as coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.
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Wire rope safety

Broken wire ropes can lead to serious incidents in a mine, cautions the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Wire ropes often break due to shock loading – when a load is applied to a rope that has developed slack as the result of a stopped or slowed load.
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How to maintain steady barometric pressure in a mine

Keeping an eye on the barometer is critical during mining operations because situations in which the barometric pressure either rises too high or drops too low can create serious safety risks. The Mine Safety and Health Administration outlines the dangers of both situations, as well as steps that can be taken to mitigate them.
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Proper care for SCSRs

Approximately 50,000 miners rely on self-contained self-rescuers every day, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration. These devices are vital to protecting the health and safety of mine workers.
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Safe bagging

Because mine dust contains large quantities of silica, baggers have to be certain to limit their exposure to prevent potentially deadly conditions.
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Roof bolter safety

Roof bolter operators are killed at work more frequently than any other type of mine worker, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
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