Mining Publication: Technology News 560 - The Saturn LED Area Light Provides Improved Illumination for Greater Roof Bolter Safety

Original creation date: November 2017

Technology News - November 2017

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20050624

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. 2018-100, 2017 Nov; :1-2

Researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have developed the Saturn LED area light that significantly improves illumination for roof bolting machines in underground mines, thereby enhancing safety by reducing injuries to miners. Providing better illumination underground improves a miner’s ability to see and to avoid potential hazards in the mine. Results from NIOSH’s scientific testing confirm that the Saturn light enables major improvements in trip hazard detection and reduced glare when compared to the existing roof bolter lighting. The Saturn area light design is now freely available for commercialization.

Authors: JJ Sammarco

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Technology News - November 2017

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20050624

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. 2018-100, 2017 Nov; :1-2


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