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Bureau of mines ergonomic research to reduce back injuries and improve ergonomics aspects of mining equipment.

Authors
Gallagher-S; Unger-RL
Source
Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Institute on Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 24-26, 1992. Tinney G, Bacho A, Karmis M, eds., Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1992 Aug; :165-73
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NIOSHTIC No.
10011540
Abstract
In the past few years, several companies in the mining industry have come to realize that ergonomics is an effective method of controlling costs and improving the health and safety of workers. Benefits that may be derived through the ergonomics approach may include more efficient operation, fewer accidents, lower operating costs, and more effective use of personnel. This paper discusses the use of ergonomics to reduce the cost and incidence of back injuries and to improve the design of mining machinery in underground coal mines.
Keywords
Back-injuries; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Ergonomics; Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Miners; Mine-workers; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Traumatic-injuries; Materials-handling; Materials-handling-equipment
Publication Date
19920824
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Tinney-G; Bacho-A; Karmis-M
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Institute on Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 24-26, 1992
State
PA; VA
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