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Haulage truck safety at surface mine dump sites.

Authors
Mayton-AG; Turin-FC; Wiehagen-WJ
Source
NOIRS 2003-Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2003, October 28-30, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh, PA: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2003 Oct; :70
NIOSHTIC No.
20023709
Abstract
Dump-site safety regarding surface mine haulage trucks remains an important issue for future review and investigation to reduce serious injuries. For improving safety at surface mine dump sites, safe work procedures and practices for haulage trucks are encouraged and discussed. The information provided is based on years of experience and informed practice for safe operations at dump sites. NIOSH Information Circular (IC) 9454 identified stationary dumping and backing up as activities associated with more than 90% of serious injuries to haulage truck drivers. Among others, these two activities are highlighted and discussed in the context of important practices and procedures to ensure safe work operations at dump sites.
Keywords
Surface-mining; Truck-drivers; Dump-sites; Haulage-trucks; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Mine-workers
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
20031028
Document Type
Abstract; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
Source Name
NOIRS 2003-Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2003, October 28-30, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
State
PA
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