Study of the Use of Personal Equipment in Low Coal. Experiments on Personal Equipment for Low Seam Coal Miners. V. Effect of Reflectorized Outer Garments on Detection and Conspicuity of Miners.
NTIS: PB/82-218181 :43 pages
The objective of this study was to determine optimal personal equipment design for use in low coal based on ergonomic, biomechanic, and safety considerations. This report details a study that was designed to assess the effect of retroreflective material on the detection and form recognition of workers in a mining environment. The study involves a one-fifth-scale simulation of the perceptual task found in underground low seam coal mines. Under this simulation, different configurations of retroreflective material are examined in various body positions at three different locations in the visual field. The first experiment compares three different retroreflective configurations with the current cap only reflectorization currently used by miners. The second experiment attempts to determine an optimum cost-effective configuration.
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