Thursday, August 16, 2007

Natl TT Center meetings to highlight mining safety technology

As seen on Salt Lake City Tribune...
An online discussion of available or prototype technology that might make the underground mining environment safer will take place from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at three Web sites - http://www.nttc.edu/minesafety or http://www.coalimpoundment.org. The sessions are sponsored by Wheeling Jesuit University's National Technology Transfer Center, one of whose leading figures is Davitt McAteer, a longtime advocate of miner safety who served as head of the federal Mine Safety & Health Administration during the Clinton Administration. "It's time to redouble our efforts to bring this technology to underground miners," said an e-mail Wednesday from the center. The session is geared to manufacturers but also is open to the public, it added.