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Design practices to minimize the probability of shock during control box maintenance.

Authors
Novak-T; Conroy-GJ
Source
Underground coal mine power systems. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 16, 1982. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8893, 1982 Sep; :4-10
NIOSHTIC No.
10001468
Abstract
The use of dead-front construction and other means of segregating higher-voltage portions of control box circuitry with carefully planned use of test points, an in-place schematic diagram, and indicator lights, are explained in this paper. Sensitive circuitry for personnel protection is discussed. The reception by manufacturers and mine personnel of the ideas as embodied in a demonstrator unit is summarized. Recommendations to improve maintenance safety are listed and discussed.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-safety; Electrical-shock; Electrocutions
Publication Date
19820901
Document Type
IH; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
1982
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Underground coal mine power systems. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 16, 1982
State
PA
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