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Construction Equipment Visibility

Resources

Below you will find various resources related to Construction Equipment Blind Areas.

Publications

Evaluation of Devices to Prevent Construction Equipment Backing Incidents
SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition (Oct. 26-28, 2004; Chicago, IL). Paper 2004-01-2725; :10 pp

Evaluations of Systems to Monitor Blind Areas Behind Trucks Used in Road Construction and Maintenance: Phase 1
Report of Investigation 9660
NIOSH Publication No. 2003-113 (February 2003)

Devices to Monitor Blind Spots Near Large Haulage Equipment
Technology News 484, (January 2001)

Test Results of Collision Warning Systems on Off-Highway Dump Trucks: Phase 2
Report of Investigation 9654
NIOSH Publication No. 2001-100 (November 2000)

Test Results of Collision Warning Systems for Surface Mining Dump Trucks
Report of Investigation 9652
NIOSH Publication No. 98-1998 (May 2000)

Contract Documents

Final Report - Blind Area Study for Large Mining Equipment (2006) [PDF - 6.89 MB]
This document, delivered to NIOSH from John Steele, consists of blind area diagrams for 5 pieces of large off-road mining equipment developed under contract 200-2005-M-12695.

Construction Vehicle and Equipment Blind Area Diagrams, 2 (2004) [PDF - 9.52 MB]
This document, delivered to NIOSH from Caterpillar Inc., consists of the blind area diagrams developed under contract 200-2002-00563.   Within the report are blind area diagrams for 14 construction vehicles and equipment.

Construction Vehicle and Equipment Blind Area Diagrams (2003) [PDF - 8.93 MB]
This document, delivered to NIOSH from Caterpillar Inc., consists of the blind area diagrams developed under contract 200-2002-00563.   Within the report are blind area diagrams for 24 various construction vehicles and equipment.

ISO Standards

ISO 5006:2006
Earth-Moving Machinery - Operator's Field of View - Test Method and Performance Criteria

ISO 14401-1:2004
Earth-Moving Machinery - Field of Visions of Surveillance and Rear-View Mirrors - Part 1: Test Methods

ISO 3411:1995
Earth-Moving Machinery - Human Physical Dimensions of Operators and Minimum Operator Space Envelope

ISO 5353:1995
Earth-Moving Machinery, and Tractors and Machinery for Agriculture and Forestry - Seat Index Point

 
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