Ergonomics interventions at Badger Mining Corporation.
Int J Occup Saf Ergon 2008 Mar; 14(3):351-359
In 2005, the National Institute for Occupational Safety mid Health (NIOSH) and Badger Mining Corporation entered a partnership to implement ergonomics interventions, including a systematic process, to address exposure 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 programme to promote an on-going application of ergonomics 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 exposure to risk factors.
Posture; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Occupational-exposure; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Ergonomics; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-hazards; Mine-workers; Miners; Mining-industry; Safety-research; Injury-prevention; Cumulative-trauma; Cumulative-trauma-disorders
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics