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Recommendations for handling materials in low-seam coal mines.

Authors
Gallagher-S
Source
Holmes Saf Assn Bull 1990 Mar; :3-8
NIOSHTIC No.
10007459
Abstract
The traditional approach to reducing the risk of back injuries has been to train miners to cope with the existing conditions; unfortunately, the effectiveness of this method has been relatively limited and new approaches are needed. This U.S. Bureau of Mines article briefly describes methods that can be used to redesign hazardous materials-handling tasks to reduce the threat of injury to workers. The redesign strategies outlined may be broadly applicable to many industrial hygiene settings.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Miners; Mine-workers; Materials-transport; Materials-handling; Manual-materials-handling; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Ergonomics; Back-injuries; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Coal-mining; Coal-miners
Publication Date
19900301
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 72-90
ISSN
0271-3888
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Holmes Safety Association Bulletin
State
PA
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