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The consideration of human factors in the design of a backing-up warning system.

Authors
Duchon-JC; Laage-LW
Source
Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 30th Annual Meeting, September 29-October 3, 1986, Dayton, Ohio. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors Society, 1986 Sep; 1:261-264
NIOSHTIC No.
10007541
Abstract
Despite the use of automatic backing-up warning systems, large mobile equipment is still involved in reversing collisions, causing injuries, fatalities, and property damage. This paper discusses specific human factors that contribute to the failure of this type of system as used on front-end loaders in the surface mining industry. The use of the backing-up automatic alarm causes the operators to lose the perception of responsibility for vigilant behavior, while the ground crew predictably become habituated to the alarm. These human factors and their interaction with the noise pollution created by the alarms sets up a potentially unsafe condition. Bureau of Mines research into discriminating backup warning systems could provide an effective alternative to the conventional backup alarm.
Keywords
Human-factors-engineering; Warning-devices; Warning-signs; Warning-systems; Motor-vehicles; Surface-mining; Mining-equipment; Mining-industry
CODEN
PHFSDQ
Publication Date
19860901
Document Type
OP; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
1986
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9789996256127
Identifying No.
OP 63-90
ISSN
1071-1813
NIOSH Division
TCRC
Source Name
Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 30th Annual Meeting, September 29-October 3, 1986, Dayton, Ohio
State
MN; OH
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