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EMAG started the ROCD project

Reducing risks from occupational exposure to coal dust.
Redukcja ryzyka związanego z szkodliwym działaniem pyłu węglowego.


We are happy to inform you that the EMAG Institute of Innovative Technologies, as a member of an international consortium, has started the project " Reducing risks from occupational exposure to coal dust" (ROCD), co-funded by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel.
The threat of exposure to coal dust is a problem throughout Europe, despite many efforts to reduce the exposure of coal miners to its harmful effects. There is a real need to develop modern equipment and introduce new practices in the prevention of dust exposure consequences, as well as to modernize existing dust-restricting and dust control technologies.
Modern and practical solutions are urgently needed for the smallest dust fraction (PM2.5), which has the most adverse health effects.
These issues will be addressed in five interdisciplinary tasks by an interdisciplinary consortium of 10 institutions from 5 European countries. The project consortium will carry out research on prediction and prevention of dust hazards with respect to their harmful impact on human health.
The results of the project will include improved methods for assessing the impact of coal dust on the workers' health, more efficient dust suppression systems, and recommendations for respiratory system protection measures. The results of the project will be disseminated via web-based e-learning modules, publications, presentations and training workshops.

Consortium members:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
  • GŁÓWNY INSTYTUT GÓRNICTWA
  • INSTYTUT TECHNIKI GÓRNICZEJ KOMAG
  • PREMOGOVNIK VELENJE DD
  • DMT GmbH & CO. KG
  • UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG
  • AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
  • INSTYTUT TECHNIK INNOWACYJNYCH EMAG
  • POLSKA GRUPA GÓRNICZA SP. Z O.O.
  • JASTRZĘBSKA SPÓŁKA WĘGLOWA S.A.

The kick-off meeting took place between 1st and 3rd of August 2017.

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