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Information on the Prevention of Quarry Accidents

Description: From Introduction: "The primary objective of this paper is to discuss the hazards and furnish a list of recommendations for the safe operation of the quarries and related works. The second objective is to describe and illustrate safety devices, practices, and quarrying methods."
Date: 1950
Creator: Harrington, D.; Worcester, A. W. & East, J. H., Jr.
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Gases from Blasting in Tunnels and Metal-Mine Drifts

Description: From Introduction: "This paper gives the results of sampling the gases from blasting drift rounds at five mines-the United Verde Extension, Calumet & Arizona, Old Dominion, Mountain Copper, and the United Verde-and of tunnel rounds at the Big Creek water tunnel and Moffat railroad tunnel. The paper also describes the rounds blasted and the methods of sampling and analyzing the gases. In all, 99 rounds were fired and 376 samples were taken."
Date: 1927
Creator: Gardner, E. D.; Howell, S. P. & Jones G. W.
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Flame Safety Lamps

Description: From Introduction: "However, before the flame lamp becomes obsolete, it is fitting that the Bureau of Mines compile a permanent record of a device which has served the mining industry for more than three generations, and not only made possible the development of entire districts that otherwise could have not been worked but undoubtedly saved the lives of thousands of underground workers."
Date: 1924
Creator: Paul, J. W.; Ilsley, L. C. & Gleim, E. J.
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EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF THE RADIATION PROTECTION AFFORDED BY TYPICAL OAK RIDGE HOMES AGAINST DISTRIBUTED SOURCES

Description: The protection afforded against simulated fall-out radiation has been evaluated for several typical homes in the Oak Ridge area. Nine houses were chosen to represent a variety of construction materials, topographical conditions and sizes; they included three types of Oak Ridge Cemesto houses, one concrete-block house with a basement fall-out shelter, and two wood-frame houses. The protection factor (ratio of open-field exposure dose rate to exposure dose rate in the house) in all these houses ranged from 2 to 5 on the main floor and from 5 to 30 in the basements, except in the fall-out shelter, where the protection factor was greater than 100. The analysis showed that sloping lots. common to Oak Ridge, do not appreciably affect the protection factor for the main floor. Owing to the generally increased exposure of the basement walls on such lots, the protection factors in the basements were typically lower than in similar basements built on level lots. (auth)
Date: January 1, 1960
Creator: Strickler, T.D. & Auxier, J.A.
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Technology of Liquid Helium

Description: From Abstract: "This treatise is a source document containing information on helium resources, production, conservation, thermodynamic properties, liquefaction and refrigeration techniques, transportation and storage of liquid and safety requirements. It also contains a discussion of uses for liquid and cold gas in cryoelectronics, superconductivity, bubble chambers, cryopumping and missile and space systems."
Date: October 1968
Creator: Kropschot, R. H.; Birmingham, B. W. & Mann, D. B.
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Bibliography of Bureau of Mines Health and Safety Publications: January 1947-June 1955

Description: From Introduction: "While the basic purpose of this bulletin is to describe health and safety reports for the period January 1947 through 1955, a selected number of earlier publications that are believed pertinent for reference purposes are included."
Date: 1956
Creator: Humphrey, H. B. & Stratton, Hazel J.
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Some Essential Safety Factors in Tunneling

Description: From Purpose of Report: "This paper is based partly upon the authors' observations and partly upon studies of tunnel driving; these cover essentially all types of tunnels in various parts of the United States during the past 25 years."
Date: 1941
Creator: Harrington, D. & Ash, S. H. (Simon Harry), b. 1889
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Underground Limestone Mining

Description: From Introduction: "The aim of the report is to help the superintendent and the operator to adopt the safest and most efficient methods of removing rock underground."
Date: 1926
Creator: Thoenen, J. R.
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Review of Safety and Health Conditions in the Mines at Butte

Description: From Introduction: "This review of safety and health conditions in the mines of Butte, Mont., is prepared from data gathered during the period 1916 to 1924, inclusive, chiefly by Daniel Harrington, who was until recently supervising mining engineer of the Bureau of Mines."
Date: 1925
Creator: Rice, G. S. & Sayers, R. R.
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Permissible Electric Cap Lamps and Ventilation in Certain California Mines and Water-Tunnel Construction

Description: From Introduction: "As a result of the recommendations of this committee, special studies have been made of the methane hazards incident to mining and tunneling operations in the Coast Range Mountains. These studies have resulted in the adoption of numerous safety precautionary measures; among them the use of permissible types of mining equipment, electric cap lamps, with which this deals with primarily."
Date: 1932
Creator: Ash, S. H. (Simon Harry), b. 1889 & Rankin, J. H.
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Federal Railroad Safety Programs: Selected Issues in Proposed Reauthorization Legislation

Description: This report describes the major issues in the debate over reauthorization of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in the 110th Congress. It also describes the major provisions of H.R. 2095 as passed by the House and as passed by the Senate.
Date: September 25, 2008
Creator: Peterman, David Randall
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A Survey of the Growth and Development of National Safety to Determine the Educational Contributions of Industrial Institutions to the New Social Order

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to make a survey of the growth and development of safety. Safety-consciousness in the individual may be developed by determining the educational contributions that have been made in the field of safety by industrial and social organizations.
Date: 1939
Creator: Venable, Mae
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Risk assessment of high altitude free flight commercial aircraft operations

Description: A quantitative model is under development to assess the safety and efficiency of commercial aircraft operations under the Free Flight Program proposed for air traffic control for the US National Airspace System. The major objective of the Free Flight Program is to accommodate the dramatic growth anticipated in air traffic in the US. However, the potential impacts upon aircraft safety from implementing the Program have not been fully explored and evaluated. The model is directed at assessing aircraft operations at high altitude over the continental US airspace since this action is the initial step for Free Flight. Sequential steps with analysis, assessment, evaluation, and iteration will be required to satisfactorily accomplish the complete transition of US commercial aircraft traffic operations.
Date: April 23, 1998
Creator: Kimura, C.Y.; Sandquist, G.M.; Slaughter, D.M. & Sanzo, D.L.
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National Safety Competition of 1942

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on its annual safety contest between mine workers. Different types of mines enrolled in the competition and the winners and honorable mentions for 1942 are presented. This report includes tables.
Date: October 1943
Creator: Adams, William Waugh & Lawrence, T. D.
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COMPARING SAFE VS. AT-RISK BEHAVIORAL DATA TO PREDICT ACCIDENTS

Description: The Safety Observations Achieve Results (SOAR) program at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) encourages employees to perform in-field observations of each other’s behaviors. One purpose for performing these observations is that it gives the observers the opportunity to correct, if needed, their co-worker’s at-risk work practices and habits (i.e., behaviors). The underlying premise of doing this is that major injuries (e.g., OSHA-recordable events) are prevented from occurring because the lower level at-risk behaviors are identified and corrected before they can propagate into culturally accepted unsafe behaviors that result in injuries or fatalities. However, unlike other observation programs, SOAR also emphasizes positive reinforcement for safe behaviors observed. The underlying premise of doing this is that positive reinforcement of safe behaviors helps establish a strong positive safety culture. Since the SOAR program collects both safe and at-risk leading indicator data, this provides a unique opportunity to assess and compare the two kinds of data in terms of their ability to predict future adverse safety events. This paper describes the results of analyses performed on SOAR data to assess their relative predictive ability. Implications are discussed.
Date: November 1, 2001
Creator: Joe, Jeffrey C.
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