ISA forms working group focused on mining safety
The working group will focus on developing standards for equipment used in potentially flammable locations within underground mines. The committee plans to provide the underground mining industry with industry consensus standards, recommended practices, and technical reports for the design and use of underground mining equipment. Their work will also cover equipment to detect materials within their combustible ranges.
The group also aims to provide the Mine Safety and Health Administration with industry consensus documents to aid in promulgating regulations under Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and to participate in the development of international standards for such mining equipment.
"The work of this group will truly affect all of the US underground mining industry," said working group chairman Tom Dubaniewicz. "We believe this important work will make the mining industry safer, and we're proud to be a part of it."
The newly-formed working group will meet 18 September 2007 during the committee's fall meetings in Cape Cod, MA.
Founded in 1945, ISA is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities.
Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere.
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