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Application of radio-frequency identification systems to collision avoidance in metal/nonmetal mines.

Authors
Ruff-TM; Hession-Kunz-D
Source
IEEE Trans Ind Appl 2001 Jan/Feb; 37(1):112-116
NIOSHTIC No.
20021858
Abstract
Collisions between haulage equipment and pedestrian workers or other vehicles claim an average of five lives each year in surface and underground metal/nonmetal mining operations. Many more workers are severely injured, Although technologies exist that could prevent these collisions, (radar, closed-circuit TV, and backup alarms), they do have limitations and are not being used widely. New developments in radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems show promise for reducing the number of collisions. This paper, originally presented in 1998, describes tests conducted on off-the-shelf RFID systems and the subsequent development of a custom RFID system that could be used for both surface and underground mining equipment.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-rates; Industrial-equipment; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Mining-equipment; Mining-industry
CODEN
ITIACR
Publication Date
20010101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0093-9994
NIOSH Division
SRL
Source Name
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
State
WA
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