Mining Publication: Human Factors in Mining
Original creation date: January 1988
This Bureau of Mines report is directed toward summarizing the application of human factors to improving safety, productivity, and the general physical and psychological working conditions of miners.
The aim of this report is to familiarize the readers with the role of human factors in the mining industry and the benefits that can accrue by systematically applying available human factors principles and data. The text contains 10 chapters dealing with human, equipment, and environmental factors. Each chapter builds on the previous chapter; therefore, it is recommended that the chapters be read sequentially. However, if the report is used as a supplemental text, say in a mining safety course, chapters can be assigned in any order to supplement other readings.
Authors: MS Sanders, JM Peay
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- Ergonomics Processes: Implementation Guide and Tools for the Mining Industry
- Implementation of an Ergonomics Process at a US Surface Coal Mine
- NIOSH Researchers Win Ergonomics Award
- Technology News 554 - ErgoMine Targets Ergonomics and Safety Issues in Mining
- Using Ergonomics To Enhance Safe Production At a Surface Coal Mine - A Case Study With Powder Crews
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