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Ergonomics interventions at Badger Mining Corporation.

Authors
Torma-Krajewski-J; Lehman-M
Source
Int J Occup Saf Ergon 2008 Mar; 14(3):351-359
NIOSHTIC No.
20034651
Abstract
In 2005, the National Institute for Occupational Safety mid Health (NIOSH) and Badger Mining Corporation entered a partnership to implement ergonomics interventions, including a systematic process, to address exposure to risk factors that may result in musculoskeletal disorders or other types of injuries/ illnesses. As a result of this partnership, an ergonomics process was integrated with the existing safety and health programme to promote an on-going application of ergonomics principles, and over 40 task-specific interventions were implemented during the first year of the process. This paper presents details of the process integration, and several examples of task-specific interventions that reduced exposure to risk factors.
Keywords
Posture; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Occupational-exposure; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Ergonomics; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-hazards; Mine-workers; Miners; Mining-industry; Safety-research; Injury-prevention; Cumulative-trauma; Cumulative-trauma-disorders
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CODEN
IJOEF2
Publication Date
20080301
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
jtorma@mines.edu
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1080-3548
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
State
PA
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