Mining Product: BG4 Bench Trainer Software The BG4 Bench Trainer software is a supplemental tool used to assist mine rescue personnel in learning and retaining knowledge of the process of benching a Draeger BG4 breathing apparatus. This interactive software, developed by researchers at NIOSH, places the user in a 3D interactive environment where they can visually inspect the individual parts of a BG4 breathing apparatus, assemble the parts, and test the assembled unit with the virtual RZ tester.
Mining Product: ErgoMine ErgoMine is an ergonomics audit tool designed specifically for mining. It includes audits for bagging, haul truck, and maintenance and repair operations at surface mining and processing facilities.
One Hundred Years of Federal Mining Safety and Health Research This publication provides an historical overview of research undertaken by the U.S. federal government over the last 100 years to improve the health and safety of our nationís miners. Federal research efforts began with the establishment of the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM, or the Bureau) in 1910.