There are a range of emerging issues in ergonomics in Mining is similar to other heavy industries: the same mining, mainly arising from changes to work practices principles apply to machinery and tool design, control and a drive for greater productivity.
Mining machinery cab design based on ergonomics Mining machinery is the equipment mainly used for short wall mechanized mining and rapid excavation of coal roads in underground coal mines. It has the characteristics of safety, high efficiency and flexible supporting facilities.
Ergonomics and Mining. How does this relate to mining? In mining, the man made environment encompasses the tools, equipment, and job/task designs on the mine site. Consider the variety of tools used by mechanics to maintain the haul trucks welders, wrenches, chippers, hammers, screwdrivers, pneumatic versions of these tools, testers, etc.
Such ergonomic preventions have often involved the modification of various work practices, existing equipment, tools and other devices used in the production process, all of which have been shown to improve worker efficiency and productivity. Ergonomics Applied to Miners
with general requirements for earth moving equipment are available and could, together with appropriate anthropometry, be used as a basis for the design of mining machinery and transport systems. From an ergonomics point of view, improvements aimed at reducing the risk of the
The NIOSH Mining program39;s recent and current research has been designed to provide tools to help mines identify risk factors and implement and audit ergonomics processes, as well as provide specific interventions to address ergonomics problems in mining. Two recent projects involved developing ergonomics audits for specific types of operations ...