Pittsburgh Safety and Health|
Richard T. Stoltz, Chief
|Remote Location:||Triadelphia, W.VA.|
|MISSION:||Conduct field evaluations of plant and mine ventilation systems.
Develop digital and laboratory simulations to analyze ventilation systems.
Monitor the mine atmosphere during mine rescue and recovery operations.
Advise Command Center for a mine emergency of the mine atmosphere explosibility, withdrawal limits for rescue/recovery personnel, effectiveness of the firefighting activities, and status of a mine fire.
Investigate the causes and means to prevent future accidents, including mine fires and explosions.
Train mining industry personnel in plant and mine ventilation, gas detection, and prevention and control of fires and explosions.
|BRANCHES:||Mine Ventilation and Emergency Services Branch
Thomas Morley, Chief
Face Ventilation and Special Scientific
Mark Schroeder, Chief
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