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Safer mine hoisting with conveyance position and load monitoring.

Authors
Beus-MJ; Iverson-S
Source
Am J Ind Med 1999 Sep; 36(S1):119-121
NIOSHTIC No.
20000848
Abstract
A state-of-the-art hoisting research facility was constructed to test new engineering controls developed by the Spokane Research Laboratory (SRL) of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Results indicate that monitoring of conveyance position, wire rope tension, guide displacement, and voice from the moving conveyance can eliminate hazardous conditions of underground hoisting operations. Field tests revealed that the conveyance monitoring system functioned as intended. Reliable data transmission have been achieved from depths of 1,333m (4,000 ft) in a deep mine shaft, which is sufficient for all but the deepest shafts in the United States. The major benefit arising from this research will be the prevention of injuries and fatalities related to hoisting operations. Improved hoist monitoring technology will improve the safety of the workplace.
Keywords
Work-environment; Underground-mining; Hoisting-equipment; Mining-industry; Mine-safety; Engineering-controls; Monitoring-systems; Safety-research; Injury-prevention; Safety-monitoring
Contact
Michael J. Beus, NIOSH, Spokane Research Laboratory, E 315 Montgomery Ave, Spokane, WA 99207 USA
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
19990901
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
tzb7@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
0271-3586
NIOSH Division
SRL
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
WA
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