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Human Factors Contributing to Groundfall Accidents in Underground Coal Mines: Workers' Views.

Authors
Peters-RH; Wiehagen-WJ
Source
Proc Intn'l Conf Ergonomics Occ Safety & Health Beijing Chinese Soc Metals '88 PP 242-253 :242-253
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10006089
Abstract
This paper presents findings from a Bureau of Mines study on barriers that may prevent miners from correcting and avoiding groundfall hazards. Such barriers stem from four basic types of problems: (1) inability to recognize groundfall hazards, (2) inability to correct groundfall hazards, (3) lack of motivation to search for groundfall hazards, and (4) lack of motivation to correct groundfall hazards. Data are presented that summarize the views of miners and mine inspectors about the contribution of these barriers to groundfall accidents and what they think should be done to reduce the frequency of injuries caused by falls of roof and rib. The paper also includes a summary of miners' responses concerning their recent experiences with groundfall accidents.
Publication Date
19880101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 164-88
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
Proc Intn'l Conf Ergonomics, Occ Safety & Health, Beijing, Chinese Soc Metals, '88, PP. 242-253
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