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Crewstation analysis programs - an easy to use personal computer-based lighting and visibility analysis software package for underground mining equipment.

Authors
Unger-RL
Source
Improving safety at small underground mines. Peters RH ed. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, SP 18-94, 1994 Jan; :133-139
NIOSHTIC No.
20042081
Abstract
Restricted fields of vision are a common problem with the operator of underground mining equipment, particularly in lower seams. Also, when lighting systems are provided underground, they are often positioned where they cause excessive glare. This restricts the visibility around the machines even further. To help address these problems, the U.S. Bureau of Mines has developed an easy to use personal computer-based software package to aid in the analysis of the visibility and illumination aspects of mining equipment design. The software is widely available for use by mine operators and equipment manufacturers to design new machine illumination systems, as well as to evaluate proposed modifications to existing machines already in use.
Keywords
Workers; Work-performance; Mine-workers; Training; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Accidents; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Accidents; Injuries; Risk-factors; Miners; Visual-fields; Visual-aids; Lighting-systems; Visual-perception; Illumination; Equipment-design
Publication Date
19940101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Improving safety at small underground mines
State
PA
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