Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production.
Mining topics are areas where NIOSH has formerly been or is currently engaged in performing research and producing publications. Click on a topic to explore an overview, or click on the symbol next to a topic to expand or collapse its content categories, including related projects and contracts.