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Ergonomic interventions at Unimin.

Authors
Porter-WL; Mayton-AG; O'Brien-A
Source
Trans Soc Min Metal Explor 2008 Dec; 324:61-66
NIOSHTIC No.
20034866
Abstract
In 2004, management at Unimin's Gleason, Tennessee, operation began implementing ergonomic interventions specifically targeted to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs). Together with corporate and site management, Unimin identified worksite hazards and began to modify work practices and equipment. Some interventions were relatively simple and were implemented immediately. Others, such as improvements to a mobile shredder, were more complex but were eventually resolved through a participatory approach with employees, management, manufacturers and NIOSH. This paper discusses ergonomic interventions that were successfully implemented using a participatory approach to reducing the risk of injury.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Ergonomics; Injury-prevention
CODEN
TMENAE
Publication Date
20081201
Document Type
Journal Article
Editors
Yernberg-W
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
1075-8623
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Transactions of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
State
PA
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