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Safety and Productivity (pages 99-105).

Authors
Wagner-WL
Source
NIOSH 1979 Feb:99-105
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00091578
Abstract
Safety hazards and the rate of productivity for the use of diesel powered equipment in underground coal mines are discussed. It is concluded that equipment such as continuous miners and coal cutters do not lend themselves to diesel power; and load and dump and shuttle vehicles, locomotives for hauling equipment and supplies, and the utility vehicle or jeep for transporting men and materials probably will be the initial equipment in which diesel power will replace cable reel or electric battery powered or trolley units. Other units which may follow are main line haulage locomotives, roof bolting machines, loaders, face drills, scoops, and rock dusters. Underground traffic control may require modification if diesel powered equipment is introduced into coal mines, and the operating speed of diesel vehicles should be determined by the floor conditions and the roadway width. It is recommended that the safety and productivity of diesel equipment in underground coal mining be investigated promptly through cooperative studies and that underground maintenance or repair shops be designed to accommodate diesel equipment.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Morgantown-Technical-Report; Bituminous-coal-and-lignite-mining; Occupational-safety; Work-practices; Industrial-machinery; Production-capacity;
Publication Date
19790201
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DRDS;
Source Name
The Use of Diesel Equipment in Underground Coal Mining, Work Group Reports from NIOSH Workshop, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, NIOSH (at Morgantown, West Virginia, September 19-23, 1977), Morgantown, West Virginia
State
VA; WV;
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