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Standardization of Controls for Roof Bolter Machines. Phase I. Human Factors Engineering Analysis.

Authors
Helander-MG; Conway-EJ; Elliott-W; Curtin-R
Source
NTIS: PB 83-119149 :192 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10006555
Abstract
The objective of this study is to propose standardized arrangements for controls in roof bolters. It is expected that standardized control arrangements would increase safety, minimize training requirements, and promote productivity. This report provides a human factors analysis of roof bolter controls. Preliminary standards for control design include the adoption of design criteria such as functional grouping of controls; sequencing controls according to order of operation; standardizing control motion directions; and standardizing actuation force requirements, control sizes, and interspacing. The proposed control arrangements were reviewed by roof bolter manufacturers and MSHA roof control experts; the responses were favorable.
Publication Date
19800101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-119149
NTIS Price
A10
Identifying No.
OFR 170-82
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 83-119149
Performing Organization
Canyon Research Group, Inc.
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