National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH), an autonomous Institute
under Ministry of Mines, Government of India, conducts applied research in occupational
health and hygiene and specializes in providing technical support services to mining
and mineral based Industry with special reference to metalliferous sector and endeavors
for safe mines and healthy miners through research & development.
The pioneering work carried out over decades in the field of occupational health
and hygiene and expertise developed thereof at Kolar Gold Fields formed the nucleus
for research and development activities of the institute in miners’ health.
The Institute has state-of-art infrastructural facilities and expertise for conducting
Airborne Respirable Dust, Heat Stress, Vibrations, Noise Monitoring & Mapping,
Illumination, ergonomic, etc. surveys in underground and opencast mines and routine
& specialized health surveillance of persons employed in mines as per provisions
of Mines Act, 1952 and subordinate legislations.