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Electric shock prevention.

Authors
Bennett-JL; Sima-GR; King-RL
Source
Proceedings of the Fourth WVU Conference on Coal Mine Electrotechnology, August 2-4, 1978, Morgantown, West Virginia. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University, 1978 Aug; :7.1-7.11
NIOSHTIC No.
20032396
Abstract
Electric shocks are a serious problem in the mining environment. Because of extremely wide ranging use of electrically powered equipment in the mining industry, the hazard to personnel due to electrical shock and related injuries are not restricted to any single area but cover the entire spectrum of mining activity. Electrical accidents, resulting in personal injury, due to improper or complete lack of grounding of electrically operated mining machines, form a significant percentage of the overall electrical accident picture. The object of this paper is to describe methods of detection of unsafe electrical conditions with respect to the grounding of electrically operated mining equipment. It also includes a discussion of prototype instruments which effectively monitor the condition of the grounding safety devices currently in use on mining equipment and warn of dangerous conditions as soon as they appear. The paper is based on work accomplished under USBM Contract Number 50357115. The contract was initiated under the Pittsburgh Mining and Safety Research Center Program. It was administered under the technical direction of PM and SRC with Mr. Roger L. King as the Technical Project Officer. Mr. Daniel B. Dawkins was the Contract Administrator for the Bureau of Mines.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Electrical-equipment; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-safety; Electrical-shock; Electricity; Mining-equipment; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Traumatic-injuries
Publication Date
19780802
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1978
Identifying No.
Contract-50357115
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Proceedings of the Fourth WVU Conference on Coal Mine Electrotechnology, August 2-4, 1978, Morgantown, West Virginia
State
PA; WV
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