Recommendations for Minimal Luminance Requirements for Metal and Nonmetal Mines.
Merritt-JO; Perry-TJ; Crooks-WH; Uhlaner-JE
NTIS: PB/85-215689 :236 pages
The primary objective of this research program was to recommend ranges of minimum luminance for safety in underground metal and nonmetal mining. Visual tasks critical to safety were identified and rank ordered. Realistic full-scale dynamic task simulations encompassing the most important visual components of the critical tasks were installed in a large simulated workspace. Five trained observers performed the six simulated mining tasks under varying levels of luminance. Over 13,000 measurements of visual task performance were used in developing minimum luminance recommendations for the on-foot underground worker and the mobile equipment operator.
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