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Mining Publication: Technology News 554 - ErgoMine Targets Ergonomics and Safety Issues in Mining

Original creation date: August 2016

Cover image showing page 1 of Technology News 554: ErgoMine Targets Ergonomics and Safety Issues in Mining. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2016-160.

ErgoMine is an ergonomics auditing app for Android currently available in the Google Play store. This audit tool, designed by NIOSH, identifies ergonomics and safety deficiencies for three types of mining operations: (1) haul truck, (2) bagging, including small bag and intermediate bulk container filling and preparation for shipment, and (3) maintenance and repair in coal preparation and minerals processing plants. Unlike most ergonomics and safety audit programs, ErgoMine provides recommendations to address all deficiencies identified by the app. Mines can then implement these targeted recommendations to improve mineworker safety.

Authors: PG Dempsey, JP Pollard, GP Cole

Technology News - August 2016

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20048442

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2016-160, TN 554, 2016 Aug; :1-2