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      "he NIOSH Office of Mining and Construction Safety and Health Research has redesigned its Mining Safety and Health Web topic page. The updated page incorporates a significant amount of new safety and health information, plus an improved layout to better serve stakeholder needs. It also provides background information about the NIOSH Mining Research Program, including research awards, core competencies, unique labs, community and educational outreach, and a brief discussion of how the research program is structured. The updated Web topic page offers more than 120 NIOSH mine safety and health products, including training exercises, toolbox talks, videos, computer software, guides, and checklists, many of which are downloadable. Some of our products include: (1) software to analyze horizontal stress, design pillars for longwall mines, and select roof bolts for ground control; (2) educational software including the Hearing Loss Simulator, which simulates the effects of noise and aging; (3) utility software including the HazCom Helper software to assist individuals in writing a HazCOM plan, as required by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), to track hazardous chemicals at their mine sites; (4) guides for troubleshooting roof support systems, underground workstation design, and seating design; and (5) training exercises and videos that can be used for safety training. The new Web topic page can be found at:" - NIOSHTIC-2 NIOSHTIC no.20028909
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