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A case study of roof bolting tasks to identify cumulative trauma exposure.

Authors
Cornelius-KM; Turin-FC
Source
Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, May 20-23, 2001, Dallas, Texas. Lim G; Herrmann JW, eds. Norcross, GA: Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2001 May; :1-6
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20022681
Abstract
Work in underground coal mines is repetitive and physically demanding. Workers commonly report a wide range of aches and pains. Management at one mine was concerned about increased reporting of aches and pains by roof bolting machine operators. An analysis of roof bolting tasks was conducted at this mine to identify early warning signs of cumulative trauma. Health and safety risk factors were identified and recommendations to reduce cumulative trauma exposure were provided. Recommendations addressed job procedures, equipment design, and worker awareness of risk factors.
Keywords
Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Machine-operators; Mining-equipment; Miners; Ergonomics; Risk-factors; Cumulative-trauma; Author Keywords: ergonomics; mining; cumulative trauma; risk factors
Contact
Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
20010501
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, May 20-23, 2001, Dallas, Texas
State
PA
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