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Application of fatigue management systems: small mines and low technology solutions.

Authors
Eiter-BM; Steiner-L; Kelhart-A
Source
Min Eng 2014 Apr; 66(4):69-75
NIOSHTIC No.
20044338
Abstract
The impact of fatigue is seen not only in its effect on job performance of haul truck operators but also on the health of the operator and the productivity at the mine site. Its impact can even extend outside of the mine site to the health and well-being of the surrounding community (Fourie et al., 2010). In this paper, a case study of a small surface mining organization is presented. The goal is to highlight the fatigue risk management system implemented at the studied mine site. Mine safety personnel who were interviewed discuss the changes made to the infrastructure of the mine, to administrative areas such as the number of shifts and the use of vacation time, as well as the implementation of new technology into haulage vehicles. This paper reviews how these changes are supported in the research literature.
Keywords
Fatigue; Truck-drivers; Trucking; Surface-mining; Mining-industry
CODEN
MIENAB
Publication Date
20140401
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
M052014
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0026-5187
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
Mining Engineering
State
PA
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