Ergonomic interventions at Badger Mining Corporation.
2007 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit, February 25-28, Denver Colorado, Preprint 07-066. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., 2007 Feb; :1-5
In 2005, NIOSH and Badger Mining Corporation entered a partnership to implement ergonomic interventions, including a systematic process, to address exposures to risk factors that may result in musculoskeletal disorders or other types of injuries/illnesses. As a result of this partnership, an ergonomics process was integrated with the existing safety and health program to promote an on-going application of ergonomic principles, and over 40 task-specific interventions were implemented during the first year of the process. This paper presents details of the process integration, and several examples of task-specific interventions that reduced exposures to risk factors.
Mining-industry; Safety-research; Injury-prevention; Ergonomics; Cumulative-trauma; Cumulative-trauma-disorders; Surface-mining
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
2007 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit, February 25-28, Denver Colorado, Preprint 07-066