Mining Health & Safety

Gold, silver, copper and other metal/non-metal mines, mills and refineries


Our team can perform exposure monitoring at metal and non-metal mines, mills and refineries.  We will assist mine operators to develop the MSHA required health and safety programs. Exposure monitoring programs can help to ensure that miners are not overexposed to harmful contaminants that could lead to occupational disease.

Our mining related services include:

Gold, silver, copper and other metal/non-metal mines, mills and refineries:

  • Respirable silica (dust)
  • Dust control evaluation
  • Diesel particulate matter (DPM)
  • Noise
  • Radon (Working Levels: WL)
  • Nitrogen dioxide (blasting gas)
  • Hydrocarbon vapors
  • Ventilation evaluations
  • Hydrogen cyanide (HCN)
  • Mercury, cadmium, and other toxic metals and gases in smelting such as sulfur dioxide
  • Hexavalent chromium and welding fumes for maintenance
  • Laboratory assay chemicals and ore sample preparation
  • Respirable coal dust
  • Carbon monoxide and methane

Quantitative fit testing (QNFT) of respirators for workers

IHR staff can quantitatively measure the fit of the personal respirator for the worker, and if the respirator does not fit, offer alternative choices to identify the best respirator for that individual.

MSHA Training: 30CFR Part 46 and 48 – Training and re-training of miners (and mine contractors)

Training provided by request.