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Covia Continues NIOSH Partnership to Improve Safety

Covia proudly continued our legacy organizations’ long-standing partnership with the National Institute of Safety & Health (NIOSH) on Industrial Hygiene research. In 2018, NIOSH researchers accessed several of our mining facilities to conduct valuable research to further protect our workers and prevent work-related injury or illness. For example, research measuring the effectiveness of dust suppression hoppers showed an 88 percent reduction of fugitive dust emissions by using this technology. Based in part on this research, Covia installed dust suppression hoppers at several load-out facilities. Other research projects evaluated methods to minimize slips, trips and falls; conserve hearing; effectively sample air for various particle sizes; and minimize exposure to welding fumes.