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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A federal agency wants permission to study how much mental and physical stress is placed on miners by new devices that were designed to protect their safety.
The National Institute of Occupational Health is proposing to do research and get miners' input on the issue.
The State Journal (http://bit.ly/QCZoJX ) reports the proposal was published in the Federal Register on Monday and is available for public comment.
Mine disasters have led to the mandated use of safety devices such as wireless communication systems, personal dust monitors and proximity detectors.
The agency is seeking permission to do the research by observing miners at work, distributing questionnaires and performing research at the agency's Pennsylvania facility