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Injury Experience in Coal Mining, 1948: Detailed Analysis of Factors Influencing Mine Safety and Related Employment, Production, and Productivity Data

Description: From Introduction: "The injury data and experience in this bulletin are presented in three general sections. The first section contains general and detailed data relating to 1948 injury experience in bituminous-coal and Pennsylvania anthracite mines, separately and combined into totals for all coal mines. The second section of the report contains the generalized annual injury records of bituminous-coal, Pennsylvania anthracite, and all coal mines from the earliest available data through 1948. The third section(tables98-105) includes a list of major disasters in coal mines; this has been made as complete as possible."
Date: 1952
Creator: Moyer, Forrest T.; Jones, G. D. & Wrenn, V. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Proceedings: Fifth International Conference of Directors of Mine Safety Research

Description: From Reinstatement of Fifth Conference: "The program of the Fifth Conference is reproduced below. Of the time allotted for each paper, about half was used for presentation and half for discussion. Out of this developed the program that is the subject of this publication."
Date: 1950
Creator: Greenwald, H. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Injury Experience in Coal Mining, 1949: Detailed Analysis of Factors Influencing Mine Safety and Related Employment, Production and Productivity Data

Description: From Introduction: "The injury data and experience at coal mines in the United States for 1949 are presented in this bulletin under the following general sections: (A) General injury experience: 1. Tables 1 to 18: Contain current data on number of injuries, frequency and severity rates, average severity, major and detailed classification of injuries, and distribution of injuries by part of body and days of disability. (B) Selected injury data: 1. Tables 19 to 45: Contain current data on various selected factors of operating and physical conditions that have contributed to occurrence of injuries at bituminious-coal mines and at Pennsylvania anthracite mines. (C) Injury experience by States: 1. Tables 46 to 52: Contain current data on number of injuries, frequency and severity rates, average severity, major classification of injuries, injury records of all coal-producing States, and the relative standing by States according to injury-frequency rates. (D) Appendix: 1. Tables 53 to 84: Contain certain injury data for the years 1943-1947 that have not heretofore been published."
Date: 1953
Creator: Reese, Seth T.; Wrenn, Virginia E. & Reid, Elizabeth J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Injury Experience in Coal Mining, 1952: Analysis of Mine Safety Factors, Related Employment, and Production Data

Description: From Description of Data: "The data in this bulletin were compiled from reports furnished by producers on two questionnaires of the Bureau of Mines, Form 6-1420, "Employers Report of Coal-Mine Injury," and Form 6-1420A, "Coal-Mine Injuries and Employment." Exposure, tonnage, and operating data were reported monthly from mines employing 20 or more men daily and annually from mines employing less than 20 men. Injury and employment data cover all men at an operation who were engaged in production, development, maintenance, and repair work, including supervisory and technical personnel."
Date: 1955
Creator: Reese, Seth T.; Wrenn, Virginia E. & Reid, Elizabeth J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Injury Experience in Coal Mining, 1951: Analysis of Mine Safety Factors, Related Employment, and Production Data

Description: From Introduction and Summary: "The Injury Data and experience at coal mines in the United States for 1951 are presented in this bulletin under the following general heads: (A) General injury experience: (B) Selected injury data (C) Injury experience by States: (D) Major disasters: (E) Historical coal-mine injury experience:"
Date: 1956
Creator: Reese, Seth T.; Wrenn, Virginia E. & Reid, Elizabeth J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

International Conference of Mine-Experiment Stations: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., September 14-21, 1912.

Description: Report discussing an international conference on mine-experiment stations assembling in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The United States sent invitations to countries that had mine-experiment stations, Great Britain and Canada were the only countries, that did not accept invitation.
Date: 1914
Creator: Rice, George S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Doors for Noncoal Mines

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the development and use of fire doors in non-coal mines. As stated in the abstract, "this report discusses current fire-door technology in the context of the underground mine environment and the design, fabrication, lab testing, and in-mine field testing of a mine-worthy fire door" (p. 1). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1987
Creator: Bickel, Kenneth L. & Pomroy, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Respiratory Protective Devices Approved by the Bureau of Mines as of December 31, 1968: A Revision of Information Circular 8281

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing a revision on the breathing devices approved for use in mines and mineral industries. As stated in the abstract, "this publication lists the respiratory protective devices approved by the Bureau of mines as of December 31, 1968, and the names and addresses of their manufacturers" (p. 1). This report includes tables.
Date: 1969
Creator: Schutz, R. H. & Kloos, E. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety Cars of the United States Bureau of Mines

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the mine stations and safety cars used to reach miners in distress. As stated in the report, "the purpose, equipment, personnel, and construction of its safety cars" is presented. This report includes an illustration, and a map.
Date: March 1931
Creator: Forbes, J. J. & Ankeny, M. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metal-Mine Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1914

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines covering accidents that happened in metal mines located in the Untied States including statistics for injuries, fatalities, kinds and causes of accidents, and operational data, such as number of mine workers and shifts worked. This report includes tables and illustrations.
Date: 1916
Creator: Fay, Albert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Carbon Monoxide Recorder and Alarm

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the development of carbon monoxide alarms and recorders. Descriptions of the recording equipment are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: 1926
Creator: Katz, Sidney H.; Reynolds, D. A.; Frevert, H. W. & Bloomfield, J. J.
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Stemming in Metal Mines. Progress Report 2

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the progress made in metal-mine stemming. Different types of stemming methods and testing procedures are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: August 1940
Creator: Johnson, John A.; Agnew, Wing G. & Mosier, McHenry
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Stemming in Metal Mines. Progress Report 5: Comparison of Dust and Gases Produced from Blasting Charges of Dynamite in Drill Holes, in Bombs, and in Mud-Cap Shots

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the experiments conducted on stemming in metal-mines. As stated in the introduction, "its purpose is to compare the amount of dust and gases produced as a result of blasting charges of dynamite (1) in drill holes, (2) in bombs, and (3) in mud-cap or adobe shots" (p. 1). Dust and gas concentrations gathered from the experiments are listed. This report includes tables.
Date: December 1942
Creator: Johnson, John A. & Agnew, Wing G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stemming in Metal Mines. Progress Report 3: Relative Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Types of Stemming and No Stemming When Used with 60 Percent Ammonia Gelatin Dynamite at the Mount Weather Testing Adit

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the progress made in metal-mine stemming. Previous reports have been presented impartially, or under different procedures. This report contains updated progress results from current procedures and mine conditions. The report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: February 1942
Creator: Johnson, John A.; Agnew, Wing G. & Mosier, McHenry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recent Developments in Fire-Resistant Hydraulic Fluids for Underground Use

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the use of fire-resistant hydraulic fluids in coal mines. As stated in the summary, "this report reviews investigations to determine the fire hazard in coal mining when using flammable petroleum hydraulic oils to actuate mining equipment and summarizes research by the Bureau of Mines and industry on fire-resistant hydraulic fluids" (p. 1). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1961
Creator: Polack, Samuel, P.; Smith, Allan F. & Barthe, Henry P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Fire in the Kings Mine, Princeton Mining Company, Princeton, Indiana

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the fire that occurred in Kings Mine in Princeton, Indiana. The circumstances surrounding the fire, including mining methods and conditions are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: February 1949
Creator: Herbert, C. A.; Gallagher, W. A. & Smith, F. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

First National Mine-Safety Demonstration, Pittsburgh, PA., October 30 and 31, 1911

Description: Report discussing the first national mine-safety demonstration in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of aiding the increase of safety in the mining industry. The demonstration was conceived as a means of encouraging the adoption of first-aid instruction or instruction in the use of artificial breathing devices and life-saving apparatus. This bulletin is intended for those who were unable to attend the demonstration.
Date: 1912
Creator: Wilson, Herbert M. & Fay, Albert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mine Safety: Additional Guidance and Oversight of Mines' Emergency Response Plans Would Improve the Safety of Underground Coal Miners

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In 2006, several mining tragedies led the Congress to pass the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 (MINER Act). The law required underground coal mine operators to develop emergency response plans that contain several components designed to improve accident preparedness and response, including providing a refuge of air to miners trapped underground after an accident and wireless communications systems. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is responsible for approving the plans and ensuring their implementation. GAO examined (1) the effectiveness of the approval process, (2) the status of implementation of the plans, and (3) MSHA's efforts to enforce and oversee implementation. To address these questions, GAO reviewed a nonprobability sample of emergency response plans, analyzed MSHA data, and interviewed MSHA officials and members of the mining community."
Date: April 8, 2008
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mine Safety: Reports and Key Studies Support the Scientific Conclusions Underlying the Proposed Exposure Limit for Respirable Coal Mine Dust

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Our evaluation of the reports MSHA used to support its proposal and the key scientific studies on which the reports were based shows that they support the conclusion that lowering the PEL from 2.0 mg/m3 to 1.0 mg/m3 would reduce miners’ risk of disease. The reports and key studies concluded that miners’ cumulative exposure to coal mine dust at the current PEL over their working lives places them at an increased risk of developing CWP, progressive massive fibrosis, and decreased lung function, among other adverse health outcomes. To mitigate the limitations and biases in the data, the researchers took reasonable steps, such as using multiple x-ray specialists to reduce the risk of misclassifying disease and making adjustments to coal mine dust samples where bias was suspected. In addition to addressing the limitations and biases in the data, researchers used appropriate analytical methods to conclude that lowering the existing PEL would decrease miners’ risk of developing black lung disease. For example, in addition to taking steps to precisely estimate a miner’s cumulative exposure, the researchers accounted for several factors in their analyses—such as the age of the miners, the carbon content of the coal (coal rank), and other factors known to be associated with the disease—to better estimate the effect of cumulative exposure to coal mine dust. Further, the other studies we identified generally supported the conclusion that reducing the PEL would reduce miners’ risk of disease."
Date: August 17, 2012
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department