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Reducing Back Injuries in Low-seam Coal Mines Through Task Redesign.
Gallagher S; Bobick TG; Unger RL
Ch 30 in Proc SME PP 309-323 :309-323
This paper describes research by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on alternative materials-handling strategies for reducing the costs and incidence of back injuries in low-seam coal mines. Strategies recommended for redesigning materials-handling tasks include elimination of tasks, mechanization of tasks, and matching lifting tasks to the physical capabilities of underground miners. The report also discusses other methods that can be used by management to reduce the costs associated with back injuries. More detail can be found in Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9235.
Ch. 30 in Proc. SME, PP. 309-323
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