Mine Research Advisory Committee to Meet
The Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC) will hold a public meeting Aug. 20-21 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Canonsburg, PA.
According to an announcement in today’s Federal Register, the meeting will focus on engineering noise controls, reducing coal dust exposures, reducing injuries through improved illumination, demographics survey of the mining industry, implementation of recommendations made by the National Academy of Sciences, oxygen supply partnership, safety culture, occupational health and safety management systems, preventing coal dust explosions and reducing silica exposures.
MSHRAC is a 13-member federal advisory committee charged with providing advice to NIOSH and its parent, the Department of Health and Hum,an Services, on priorities in mine safety and health research, including grants and contracts. Membership is drawn from the mining industry and academia and includes ex-officio members from MSHA, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
Presentations will be made by researchers from NIOSH’s Office of Mine Safety and Health Research, which is holding the meeting.