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Reducing control selection errors associated with underground bolting equipment.

Authors
Burgess-Limerick-R; Krupenia-V; Zupanc-C; Wallis-G; Steiner-L
Source
Appl Ergon 2010 Jul; 41(4):549-555
NIOSHTIC No.
20036779
Abstract
Selecting the incorrect control during the operation of underground bolting and drilling equipment causes serious injuries. Shape coding and the layout of dual control banks are two aspects of control design which require further examination. The aims of this research were: (i) to determine whether arbitrary shape coding was effective in reducing selection error rates in a virtual analogy of roof-bolting; and (ii) to determine whether any advantages exist for mirror or place layouts for dual control situations in this situation. Two experiments were conducted to address these questions. No benefits of arbitrary shape coding were evident while control location remained constant. When control location was altered, shape coding did provide a significant reduction in selection error rate. No differences between mirror or place arrangements were detected and this question remains open.
Keywords
Mining Control-equipment; Control-methods; Control-technology; Engineering-controls; Equipment-design; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-methods; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Occupational-hazards; Protective-measures; Safety; Safety-engineering; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Standards; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-environment; Work-operations; Work-performance; Workplace-studies; Work-practices; Author Keywords: Equipment design; Shape coding; Simulation
Contact
Robin Burgess-Limerick, School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland 4072, Australia
CODEN
AERGBW
Publication Date
20100701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
robin@hms.uq.edu.au
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0003-6870
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
Applied Ergonomics. Special Section - The First International Symposium on Visually Induced Motion Sickness, Fatigue, and Photosensitive Epileptic Seizures (VIMS2007)
State
PA
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