Mining and Industrial Safety Technology and Training Innovation

Anyone involved in the mining industry shares a simple goal—ensure that at the end of the shift everyone returns home safely and in good health. The Mining and Industrial Safety Technology and Training Innovation (MISTTI) project supports that effort. This project brings together a diverse team of researchers and mine safety experts to make sure that both new and existing technology, training, and technology transfer approaches from government and private research facilities make their way into the mining industry. The MISTTI website offers something for everyone with a stake in improving the health and safety of the dedicated people who keep mining strong.


Research and technical outreach by MISTTI to advance the safety and health of miners is supported by Grant Number 1H75OH009822-01 REVISED from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and website contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIOSH.


The Toolbox Training: Mine Safety downloadable book features 33 scenarios based on real-life accidents pulled from MSHA records in 11 general mine safety topics. Each topic features questions designed to get miners discussing similar safety scenarios at their mine or prep plant, a wealth of safety best practices around each topic, and illustrations highlighting many of those best practices.




The Dust Management: Protecting Your Health downloadable manual highlights health hazards and other dangers dust presents in underground and surface mining. It offers ways to manage dust effectively and to get miners thinking about how they can control their exposure to dust.


The Mine Crisis Management Handbook provides immediate help to those charged with responding to a mine crisis through a series of downloadable command center checklists. The book also offers a guide in planning for a response should an emergency ever arise.



The MISTTI project features the research of experts from a number of institutions committed to providing the best in current research and technology in safe mining.


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