A model for analyzing mining machine illumination systems.
Unger-RL; Glowacki-AF; Ross-EW
Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety II. Das B, Mital A, eds., Philadelphia PA: Taylor and Francis, 1990 Jan; 2:327-334
In 1988, there were 1,445 injuries to operators of underground mining machinery in the United States. As part of its program to improve the safety of underground coal operations, the U.S. Bureau of Mines is developing a series of computer models for use in analyzing several of the ergonomic aspects of mining machine operator compartment design. When completed, the models' capabilities will include assessments of operator reach, visibility, and illumination in the surrounding work area. The models are intended mainly as a research tool and will be used to assist in the development of prototype mining machinery. This paper focuses on the illumination analysis model.
Mining-equipment; Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Equipment-operators; Equipment-design; Computer-models; Work-areas; Workplace-studies; Workplace-monitoring
Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety II. Proceedings of the Annual International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 10-13 June 1990. The Official Conference of the International Foundation for Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Research