Mining Publication: Development of Ergonomics Audits for Bagging, Haul Truck and Maintenance and Repair Operations in Mining

Original creation date: December 2017

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - December 2018

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20049828

Ergonomics 2017 Dec; 60(12):1739-1753

The development and testing of ergonomics and safety audits for small and bulk bag filling, haul truck and maintenance and repair operations in coal preparation and mineral processing plants found at surface mine sites is described. The content for the audits was derived from diverse sources of information on ergonomics and safety deficiencies including: analysis of injury, illness and fatality data and reports; task analysis; empirical laboratory studies of particular tasks; field studies and observations at mine sites; and maintenance records. These diverse sources of information were utilised to establish construct validity of the modular audits that were developed for use by mine safety personnel. User and interrater reliability testing was carried out prior to finalising the audits. The audits can be implemented using downloadable paper versions or with a free mobile NIOSH-developed Android application called ErgoMine.

Authors: P Dempsey, J Pollard, W Porter, A Mayton, J Heberger, S Gallagher, L Reardon, CG Drury

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Peer Reviewed Journal Article - December 2018

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20049828

Ergonomics 2017 Dec; 60(12):1739-1753


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