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Document ID (ISN)38785
CIS number 82-2030
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Committee on Underground Mine Disaster Survival and Rescue, National Research Council
Title Underground mine disaster survival and rescue: an evaluation of research accomplishments and needs
Bibliographic information National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave., Washington, DC 20418, USA, 1981. 122p. Illus.
Abstract Report of a study to evaluate the US Bureau of Mines research programme on mine disasters and to recommend future research orientations. A definition is given (a disaster survival and rescue system that provides a reference framework for evaluating research accomplishments and the assessment of future needs, and this is used to make a critical overview of the Bureau of Mines post-disaster research programme under the headings: communications; life-support systems; rescue operation. Two topics are picked out for special research consideration: the need for a systems approach to preparing for disaster response; and the special considerations that apply to government sponsored research and development leading to the design of escape, survival and rescue equipment.
Descriptors (primary) underground work; mining industry; mine rescue
Descriptors (secondary) USA; report; rescue organization; applied research; escape and rescue; rescue equipment; rescue breathing apparatus; emergency organization
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying
First aid and emergency organization