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Visual attention locations for operating continuous miners, shuttle cars, and scoops. Volume 1.

Authors
Sanders-MS; Kelley-GR
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract J0387213, 1981 Jan; ; :1-142
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NIOSHTIC No.
10002339
Abstract
The primary purpose of this investigation was to determine the visibility requirements for shuttle car and continuous miner operators. Scoops were considered, insofar as they fulfill functions in the mine similar to those carried out by shuttle cars (that is, loading, transporting, and unloading of coal). A second objective was to evaluate the actual field of visibility for a sample machine to develop a simple procedure for visibility evaluation of mobile equipment. A procedure was developed for assessing whether operators in existing machines could be expected to see the visual attention locations. The procedure makes use of a human eye reference measurement instrument (hermi) designed for this project and an outside-in photographic procedure for documenting compliance with the recommendations. Samples of continuous miners, shuttle cars, and scoops were used to test the procedure and the results are presented.
Keywords
Accident-prevention; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability; Ergonomics; Injury-prevention; Machine-operation; Machine-operators; Miners; Mine-workers; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-safety-programs; Questionnaires; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Work-areas; Work-environment; Worker-health; Worker-motivation; Work-operations; Work-performance; Workplace-studies; Work-practices
Publication Date
19810101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-187964
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
OFR 29(1)-82; Contract-J0387213
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract J0387213
State
PA; CA
Performing Organization
Canyon Research Group, Inc., Westlake Village, CA
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