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SME Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) journal: Read the Dec Special Issue on Miner Health and Safety

By Chee Theng posted 23 days ago


Read the December Special Issue on Miner Health and Safety of the SME Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) journal (free for SME members): 

  1. Login at with your email address and password.
  2. Click on “Publications” in the top banner and choose “Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal” in the pull-down menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the “Read the MME Journal Online” link. This takes you to the MME Springer website as an SME member with full access. To see a specific paper, use the search function or use the paper's https://doi link.

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Preface to the MME Special Issue on Miner Health and Safety Part I
by W. Pratt Rogers & Eric A. Lutz

Human-Systems Integration for the Safe Implementation of Automation
by Robin Burgess-Limerick

Quick-Erect Stopping System for Radiation Protection and Mine Rescue in Small-scale Mining
by Jörg Dehnert, Jens Stopp, Peter Windisch & Bernd Schönherrt

Development of a Robust Ultra-Wideband Module for Underground Positioning and Collision Avoidance
by Amir Ehsan Kianfar, Fabian Uth, Ralph Baltes & Elisabeth Clausen

The Effects of Clothing Insulation and Acclimation on the Thermal Comfort of Underground Mine Workers
by Elaheh Talebi, Maurice Sunkpal, Taghi Sharizadeh & Pedram Roghanchi

The Experience and Management of Fatigue: A Study of Mine Haulage Operators
by Frank A. Drews, W. Pratt Rogers, Elaheh Talebi & Shantae Lee

The Impact of Black Lung and a Methodology for Controlling Respirable Dust
by Jay F. Colinet

Heinrich Revisited: a New Data-Driven Examination of the Safety Pyramid
by Susan M. Moore, Patrick L. Yorio, Emily J. Haas, Jennifer L. Bell & Lee A. Greenawald

Effects of Roof Bolter Canopy Air Curtain on Airflow and Dust Dispersion in an Entry Using Exhaust Curtain Ventilation
by Y. Zheng & W. R. Reed

Haul Road Monitoring in Open Pit Mines Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: a Case Study at Bald Mountain Mine Site
by Filip Medinac, Thomas Bamford, Matthew Hart, Michal Kowalczyk & Kamran Esmaeili

Field comparison of a roof bolter dry dust collection system with an original designed wet collection system for dust control
by W. R. Reed, M. Shahan, G. Ross, D. Blackwell & S. Peters

Analysis of Mine Roof Support (AMRS) for US Coal Mines
by Christopher Mark, Ryan C. Stephan & Zach Agioutantis

Designing, Modeling, and Laboratory Testing of a Non-clogging Impingement Type Filter for Mining Dust Scrubbers
by Ashish Ranjan Kumar, Steven Schafrik & Oscar Velasquez

Investigation of Machine-Mounted Area Lighting to Reduce Risk of Injury from Slips-Trips-Falls for Operators of Mobile Surface Mining Equipment
by Alan G. Mayton, Brendan Demich & Mahiyar F. Nasarwanji

Identify the Influence of Risk Attitude, Work Experience, and Safety Training on Hazard Recognition in Mining
by Brianna M. Eiter & Jennica L. Bellanca

An Improved Method to Calculate the Heat Release Rate of a Mine Fire in Underground Mines
by Lihong Zhou, Liming Yuan, Rick Thomas, Davood Bahrami & James Rowland

Competencies for the Competent Person: Defining Workplace Examiner Competencies from the Health and Safety Leader’s Perspective
by Jonathan K. Hrica & Brianna M. Eiter