Mining Roof Bolting Machine Safety


July 2005
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2005-128
Front Cover of Publication 2005-128

This report examines the boom arm vertical speed for roof bolting machines to study a moving boom arm appendage at different speeds during different work scenarios. The goal of this study is to determine the impact of the appendage speed on the likelihood of the operator’s hand, arm, head, or leg making contact, such as touching the moving appendage. The overall research goal is to reduce workers’ risks to injury from exposure to underground mining machinery.

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