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Human factors analysis of roof bolting hazards in underground coal mines.

Authors
Turin-FC
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9568, 1995 Jan; :1-32
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20039280
Abstract
The U.S. Bureau of Mines conducted a human factors analysis of hazards associated with roof bolting activities in underground coal mines. Emphasis was placed on hazards related to the movement of the drill head boom or mast of a roof bolting machine. The objective was to identify hazards and recommend solutions. The data collection effort consisted of analysis of Mine Safety and Health Administration accident data; visits to underground mines and interviews with experienced roof bolting machine operators; discussions with roof bolting machine manufacturers; interviews with workers injured while performing roof bolting tasks; and reviews of research on roof bolting safety. A set of recommendations to increase the safety of roof bolting operations was developed.
Keywords
Strata-control; Rock-bolts; Underground-mines; Coal-mines; Hazards; Accident-prevention; Mining-equipment; Occupational-safety-and-health; Human-factors-engineering; Roof-bolts; Installation; Underground-supporting; Mine-safety; Injury-prevention; Safety-engineering; Safety-measures
Publication Date
19950101
Document Type
Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB95-274411
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
RI-9568
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9568
State
PA
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