Coal Mining in America. Today's modern coal mines produce about a billion tons of coal each year for electricity generation and steel making. Coal mining uses state-of-the art technology and equipment to maximize safety and efficiency.
Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production.
NIOSH-OSHA Hazard Alert: Health and Safety Risks for Workers Involved in Manual Tank Gauging and Sampling at Oil and Gas Extraction Sites
History of Workplace Safety in the United States, 1880-1970. Mark Aldrich, Smith College. The dangers of work are usually measured by the number of injuries or fatalities occurring to a group of workers, usually over a period of one year.
A Review of St. Michael's First 100 Years: In 1881, six men accepted the invitation of Mr. Eckley B. Coxe, a coal operator, to come to Pennsylvania to work in the anthracite "hard coal" mines. These men were Slovaks-the firs
The United States National Mine Health and Safety Academy (MSHA) is a federal academy responsible for training the mine safety and health inspectors and technical support personnel of the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Coal Mine Safety and Health enforces the Mine Act at all coal mines in the United States. Enforcement activities include:
Drivers and Stakeholders of the Health & Safety Industry (United States) History of the Health & Safety Industry in the United States; Driving Forces of the Health and Safety …
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That this Act may be cited as the "Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977".
In 1872, Ohio mines produced more than five million tons of coal. Production increased to ten million tons by 1886. During the early to mid twentieth century, coal's value to Ohio's economy began to decline.
Safety of Nuclear Power Reactors. The risks from western nuclear power plants, in terms of the consequences of an accident or terrorist attack, are minimal compared with other commonly accepted risks.
Appalachia comes up small in era of giant coal mines As the coal industry is squeezed, the most productive mines employ huge machines and relatively few people.
Greenbrier County Complex. One of the last and largest reserves of premium quality mid-volatile metallurgical coal in the United States; Mid-vol thermoplastic properties excellent for coke making
Under 30 CFR §75.1732, continuous mining machines in underground coal mines must be equipped with proximity detection systems
*Majority of steel equipment in coal service is restricted to 131.5 gross weight on rail. Some recently built equipment is capable of 143 tons.