Small-Mine and Contractor Safety - Addressing a Continuing Problem
Small-mine and contractor Fatal Incidence Rates have been a problem for over 20 years in the coal industry, and the rates persist as unacceptably high. This paper briefly retraces historical information and data on the continuing problem and recounts the many unsuccessful efforts and initiatives to address the problems effectively. Next the results of a review of international literature on addressing the problems are presented. After focusing on a method to pinpoint the trouble spots more specifically through a nested data analysis, suggestions are provided on how the problem may potentially be addressed more systematically and effectively in the U.S.
F. Giana et al., "Small-Mine and Contractor Safety - Addressing a Continuing Problem," 2006 SME Annual Meeting, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Jan 2006.
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
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