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Mining Publication: Visual Performance for Trip Hazard Detection When Using Incandescent and LED Miner Cap Lamps

April 2010

Image of publication Visual Performance for Trip Hazard Detection When Using Incandescent and LED Miner Cap Lamps

Accident data for 2003-2007 indicate that slip, trip, and falls (STFs) are the second leading accident class of lost-time injuries in underground mining. Proper lighting plays a critical role in enabling miners to detect STF hazards in this environment. Often, the only lighting available to the miner is from a cap lamp worn on the miner's helmet. The focus of this NIOSH research was to determine if the spectral content of light from light-emitting diode (LED) cap lamps enabled visual performance improvements for the detection of tripping hazards as compared to incandescent cap lamps that are traditionally used in underground mining. A secondary objective was to determine the effects of aging on visual performance.

Authors: JJ Sammarco, S Gallagher, MA Reyes

Peer Reviewed Journal ArticleApril - 2010

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NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20036872

J Saf Res 2010 Apr; 41(2):85-91

 
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