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Mining Publication: Ergonomics Interventions at Badger Mining Corporation

Original creation date: March 2008

Image of publication Ergonomics Interventions at Badger Mining Corporation

In 2005, the National Institute for Occupational Safety mid Health (NIOSH) and Badger Mining Corporation entered a partnership to implement ergonomics interventions, including a systematic process, to address exposure to risk factors that may result in musculoskeletal disorders or other types of injuries/ illnesses. As a result of this partnership, an ergonomics process was integrated with the existing safety and health programme to promote an on-going application of ergonomics principles, and over 40 task-specific interventions were implemented during the first year of the process. This paper presents details of the process integration, and several examples of task-specific interventions that reduced exposure to risk factors.

Authors: J Torma-Krajewski, M Lehman

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - March 2008

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20034651

Int J Occup Saf Ergon 2008 Mar; 14(3):351-359