Mining Workshop: Proximity Warning Systems for Mining Equipment
Charleston, WV: September 15, 2010
The NIOSH Office of Mine Safety and Health Research sponsored a free, one-day workshop to discuss proximity warning and detection systems for mining equipment.
NIOSH researchers presented information on the latest technologies, both experimental and commercial, to prevent collisions between mining equipment and other vehicles or personnel, and to prevent remote controlled continuous miner operators from being pinned by the machines they are operating. Presentations covered technologies suitable for all mining applications, with special emphasis on underground mining. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) provided an update on recent proximity detection activities, and the West Virginia Mine Safety Technology Task Force reported on its efforts to implement proximity detection systems.
Slides and videos for the presentations made by NIOSH researchers are available for downloading below. In addition, you may request a DVD of these workshop presentations by sending an email to OMSHR@cdc.gov.
R.J Matetic, PhD Acting Branch Chief, Electrical and Mechanical Systems Safety, NIOSH OMSHR
Update on MSHA Proximity Detection Activities
Dave Chirdon, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Update on West Virginia Mine Safety Technology Task Force Efforts
Jim Dean, Co- Chairman, West Virginia Mine Safety Technology Task Force
Ergonomic Considerations for Proximity Warning Implementation
Patrick Dempsey, PhD, CPE, Acting Team Leader, Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevention, NIOSH OMSHR