The Mining and Industrial Safety Technology and Training Innovation (MISTTI) project was funded in 2009 by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to improve the health and safety of coal miners and other workers. The project seeks to enhance and facilitate the introduction of new and existing technologies, training, and technology transfer approaches from government and private research facilities into the mining industry.
The MISTTI project is organized into several tasks:
1. Management/Administrative Core
2. Worker Safety Training
3. Mine of the Future
4. International Mining Health and Safety Symposium
5. Mine Escape and Rescue Technologies
MISTTI is managed by the Center for Educational Technologies® at Wheeling Jesuit University. The center operates nationally recognized, technology-intensive programs in four areas: curriculum development, teacher professional development, educational outreach, and educational research. For more than two decades the center has successfully managed technology research and curriculum development projects for clients as diverse as the Mine Safety and Health Administration, NASA, the National Science Foundation, NIOSH, the National Institutes of Health, the International Union of Operating Engineers National Training Fund, and the U.S. Department of Education.