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Pittsburgh Safety and Health Technology Center Pittsburgh Safety and Health
Technology Center
Directorate of Technical Support
Office of the Center Chief

Mr. William (Bill) Francart

Address: 626 Cochrans Mill Road
Pittsburgh, PA. 15236
Telephone: (412) 386-6902
FAX: (412) 386-6928
MISSION: To provide engineering and scientific capability to assist MSHA, States, and the mining industry in delineating technological mine safety and health problems, and conducting field investigations and laboratory studies to develop solutions to specific problems. The Center responds to requests for assistance on safety and health problems at coal and metal/nonmetal mines in the United States involving their recognized expertise in a particular field of mine-related work.
The Center provides engineering support and technical assistance to MSHA's managers and enforcement personnel in the following areas:
  • Dust Division
  • Mine Electrical Systems Division
  • Mine Emergency Operations
  • Mine Waste and Geotechnical Engineering Division
  • Physical and Toxic Agents Division
  • Roof Control Division
  • Ventilation Division
  • Resources
  • Center Organizational Chart
  • Center Telephone Directory
  • Map to Center
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