SureWave Technology at Federal No. 2 Mine The Department of Mining Engineering at West Virginia University had been tasked in 2006 with assisting the state Office of Minerís Safety Health and Training to: 1) conduct field test of the seismic locating system at underground coal mines to determine the seismic systemís operating capabilities and limitations under various geological and mining conditions, and 2) help determine the exact specifications of the required seismic system that will fill the needs for establishing a practical mine rescue seismic capability in the state of West Virginia. In that earlier work, a number of different micro-seismic systems/manufacturers were evaluated.
Are You Prepared? We must find ways to improve our mine emergency preparedness and response capabilities so that we can improve mine safety and health. MSHA looks forward to your help to make sure that everyone can answer, "Yes. We are prepared."
Are You Prepared? This document gives guidance on the role and design of safe havens and facilities for the exchange and recharge of self-rescuers. For the purpose of this guidance, the latter are referred to as semi-sealed safe havens. The guidance also covers location and use.