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Recommendations for handling materials in low-seam coal mines.
Holmes Saf Assn Bull 1990 Mar; :3-8
The traditional approach to reducing the risk of back injuries has been to train miners to cope with the existing conditions; unfortunately, the effectiveness of this method has been relatively limited and new approaches are needed. This U.S. Bureau of Mines article briefly describes methods that can be used to redesign hazardous materials-handling tasks to reduce the threat of injury to workers. The redesign strategies outlined may be broadly applicable to many industrial hygiene settings.
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Miners; Mine-workers; Materials-transport; Materials-handling; Manual-materials-handling; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Ergonomics; Back-injuries; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Coal-mining; Coal-miners
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Holmes Safety Association Bulletin
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