MSHA published final rules in the Federal Register on January 19, 2001. These rules deal with diesel particulate matter exposure for underground miners in both coal and metal/nonmetal mines. This page is your single source page to the rules and the Regulatory Economic Analysis for these rules.
Over time we have compiled quite a bit of information. Due to this we have created a page for metal/nonmetal mining information and one for coal. Please use the links below to access the single source page you want.
Single Source Pages
Hazard Alert - Diesel Exhaust/Diesel Particulate Matter
Practical Ways To Reduce Exposure To Diesel Exhaust In Mining -- A Toolbox
Diesel Equipment Health and Safety -- Information Consolidation Page
NIOSH - Diesel Exhuast Resource Page
"It is of particular importance that the fuel entering at the mouth should be thoroughly consumed and without the formation of soot."
From US Patent Number 00608845 dated August 9, 1898