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Development and demonstration of improved truck ladders.

Authors
Gavan-GR; Mate-PI; Strassel-D; Conway-K
Source
NTIS: PB/81-223406, 1979; :1-335
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10002128
Abstract
Analysis of reported injuries for off-highway haul trucks indicated that 42.7 pct were slip and fall, and of these, 34.1 pct occurred mounting or dismounting the machine. Redesign of the lower steps was concluded to provide the most overall improvement for increased safety and accident reduction. Various existing, innovative, and conceptual designs were reviewed and evaluated. The most promising designs were the four-spring-supported lower steps and the center- tube-mounted lower steps. Both steps proved to be viable designs by passing human factors and survivability tests conducted at a large copper mine.
Keywords
Mining; Mining industry; Injuries; Haulage; Haulage vehicles; Truck drivers; Slips; Slips, trips, and falls; STF; Falls; Accident analysis; Accident prevention; Equipment design; Ladders; Step ladders; Human factors engineering
Publication Date
19790101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-223406
NTIS Price
A16
Identifying No.
OFR 87-81
NIOSH Division
TCRC
Source Name
NTIS: PB/81-223406
State
MN
Performing Organization
Woodward Associates, Inc.
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