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Using multiple complementary methods to develop ergonomics audits for mining operations.

Authors
Dempsey-PG; Porter-WL; Pollard-JP; Drury-CG
Source
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, October 22-26, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2012 Sep; 56:1213-1217
NIOSHTIC No.
20041922
Abstract
Although ergonomics audits are commonly used by consultants, the scientific literature on reliable and valid audits is sparse. This paper describes a multi-faceted methodological approach to developing ergonomics audits for three types of mining operations. The approach was derived from a validated audit (Ergonomics Assessment Program (ERNAP)) for aircraft maintenance operations. While there were contextual, regulatory, and intended end user differences, the general approach to establishing content validity through task analysis and workplace observations, surveillance data, and accepted practices and regulations proved to be effective, albeit with modifications. Analysis of fatality reports and desire for integration with existing mining safety approaches were two areas where the current approach differed from ERNAP.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Ergonomics; Work-operations; Work-organization; Work-practices; Work-analysis; Workplace-studies
Contact
Patrick G. Dempsey, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Office of Mine Safety and Health Research Pittsburgh, PA 15367
CODEN
PHFSDQ
Publication Date
20120901
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780945289418
Identifying No.
B20130124
ISSN
1071-1813
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, October 22-26, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts
State
PA
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