NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search
Human Hactors in Mining Search System.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9243, 1990 Jan; :1-21
This Bureau of Mines report describes the Human Hactors in Mining Search System (HFMSS), a computerized information retrieval system that provides relevant human factors information from journal articles, research reports, seminars, conferences, etc., in terms of 19 mining-related categories. It is the only existing data base that stresses all of the areas of human factors as applied to mining. Examples of these categories are biomechanics and work physiology, human error and human reliability, work design and task analysis, manual materials handling and back injuries, hand tools, organizational and management practices, psychological factors, and training. Although the emphasis is on literature dealing directly with mining, applicable material from other areas of research is included for those categories in which little research has been done in mining. Each record in HFMSS can be recalled by any field such as title, author, date, source, descriptive terms, or key words, as well as by any words found in an abstract that describes the purpose, procedure, and results of the research. This report describes HFMSS fields and subject categories, the annotated bibliography, user's manual, and thesaurus of key words. Example printouts in both brief and full formats are included as an appendix.
Information-systems; Human-factors-engineering; Ergonomics; Mining-industry
IH; Information Circular
NTIS Accession No.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9243
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division