Mining Publication: Human Factors in Mining

Original creation date: January 1988

Information Circular - January 1988

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10005983

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9182, 1988 Jan; :1-164

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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Information Circular - January 1988

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10005983

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9182, 1988 Jan; :1-164


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