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Mining Engineering: Health and Safety Resources

The mining research guide provides resources on all types of mining with a strong focus on coal mining.

Health and Saftey Resources

United States Mine Rescue Association - The United States Mine Rescue Association has become the largest mine rescue organization in the world. A long-time advocate for improved mine rescue training, the association membership has grown to more than 2,600. Membership currently represents 47 US states and territories and 65 foreign nations.

International Mine Rescue Body - The International Mines Rescue Body (IMRB) was formed during a meeting of mine rescue organizations in Ustron-Jaszowiec, Poland, in May 2001. The participating bodies recognized the value of sharing information about their organizations, methods of training, rescue techniques and equipment. The original signatory nations were:

  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • United States
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • Poland