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Visual attention locations for operating continuous miners, shuttle cars, and scoops. Volume 1.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract J0387213, 1981 Jan; :1-142
The primary purpose of this investigation was to determine the visibility requirements for shuttle car and continuous miner operators. Scoops were considered, insofar as they fulfill functions in the mine similar to those carried out by shuttle cars (that is, loading, transporting, and unloading of coal). A second objective was to evaluate the actual field of visibility for a sample machine to develop a simple procedure for visibility evaluation of mobile equipment. A procedure was developed for assessing whether operators in existing machines could be expected to see the visual attention locations. The procedure makes use of a human eye reference measurement instrument (hermi) designed for this project and an outside-in photographic procedure for documenting compliance with the recommendations. Samples of continuous miners, shuttle cars, and scoops were used to test the procedure and the results are presented.
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CP; Final Contract Report
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OFR 29(1)-82; Contract-J0387213
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract J0387213
Canyon Research Group, Inc., Westlake Village, CA
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