Health & Safety Interventions
Prevention Through Design
Grant Activities and Outputs
Priority Area Funding Summary
- Dust and Toxic Substances –8 awards
- Ground Control – 14 awards
- Fire and Explosion Prevention – 14 awards
- Monitoring Systems and Integrated Control Technologies -15 awards
- Machine Design and Ergonomics – 6 awards
- Personal Protective Equipment – 5 awards
Dust and Toxic Substance Control: Prevention of health risks due to generation of dust or other toxic substances.
Ground Control: Prevention of unstable ground conditions that result in collapses, ventilation disruption, and miner entrapment; roof and rib falls; and injuries due to insufficient support coverage.
Fire and Explosion Prevention: Prevention of conditions that cause or contribute to mine explosions and fires and effective intervention measures to extinguish their propagation.
Monitoring Systems and Integrated Control Technologies: Recognition and intervention of the escalation of conditions that lead to health and safety risks before they reach hazardous levels.
Machine Design and Ergonomics: Prevention of injuries related to mining machinery or equipment operation, movement, handling, or repair.
Personal Protective Equipment: Prevention of injury and disease by application of PPE or environmentally-controlled spaces.