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Pittsburgh Safety and Health Technology Center Physical and Toxic Agents Division

Pittsburgh Safety and Health Technology Center
Physical and Toxic Agents Division
Christina D. Stalnaker, Chief
stalnaker.christina@dol.gov

Telephone: (412) 386-6982
FAX: (412) 386-6154
Remote Location: Denver, CO.
Telephone: (303) 231-5549
FAX: (303) 231-5545
MISSION: Provide technical assistance to inspection personnel and the mining industry for the purpose of reducing exposure to harmful physical and toxic agents, such as noise, vibration, heat stress, and toxic liquids, vapors or gases present in the mining environment.
Gather information and analyze mine environmental conditions for exposure determinations, instrument evaluation, development of adequate engineering controls, and the modification or development of standards and regulations.
Conduct field investigations to provide the latest scientific data in support of MSHA's inspection activities and to assist mine operators in achieving compliance with established standards of exposure.
Conduct studies and evaluations of mine air samples.
Conduct studies and evaluations of ionizing radiation.
Maintain a Mobile Gas Analysis Laboratory for on-site use in times of emergency.
BRANCHES: Physical Agents Branch
Anthony S. Argirakis, Chief
(412)386-6500
Argirakis.Anthony@dol.gov

Toxic Agents Branch
Vacant


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Information, Links, and Publications

  • Informational Reports
  • Single Source for Information on MSHA's New Noise Standard
  • Noise Technical Reports
  • Practical Ways Controlling Mercury Hazards in Gold Mining: A Best Practices Toolbox
  • Estimating the Rate of Coal Combustion in a Mine Fire (PDF)