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Human Factors Engineering Specific Analysis

To provide the reader with information on wether a tool or piece of equipment is accepatable in terms of Human Factors engineering (HFE) design which can be very dependent on the manufacturers testing program prior to marketing. Many HFE issues,... Read more


Dangerous Goods and Major Hazard Facilities Regulations Guidance Note : Human Factors under the Occupational Health and Safety (Major Hazard

Human factors need to be taken into account when designing equipment, procedures and management systems at major hazard facilities. This guidance note describes the Human Factor HAZID technique to identify human factors within hazard identification. It also covers task analysis,... Read more


Managers' Tool Kit for Addressing Human Factors

This paper outlines the human factors methodologies which were presented at the Human Factors in Maintenance seminar on the 8th December 2000. The Methodologies addressed include Design and Human Factor Issues: The ECSC Principles in Design for Maintainability, The Bretby... Read more


Geotechnical Factors Influencing Violent Failure in U.S. Mines

Sudden, violent failures of rock around mine openings influence access, ventilation, and safety in both hard-rock and coal mines. To develop predictive tools for accessing the potential for violent failure, the authors initiated a comprehensive study using (1) multiple linear... Read more


Factoring the human into safety: Translating research into practice Benchmarking human and organisational factors in offshore safety

To pursue improvements in safety; create a tool with which to improve efficiency through the use of actionable results; establish indicators highlighting the effectiveness of safety measures; provide competitive analysis enabling peer group comparisons; analyse trends in total safety expenditure,... Read more


Key Design Factors of Enclosed Cab Dust Filtration Systems

Enclosed cabs are a primary means of reducing equipment operators’ silica dust exposure at surface mines. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health experimentally investigated various factor effects on cab air filtration system performance. The factors investigated were intake... Read more


Ambient factors in the workplace

In response to technological developments, the code of practice was prepared with a view to updating the ILOs codes of practice on the protection of workers against noise and vibration in the working environment (Geneva, 1984) and on occupational exposure... Read more


Chemical and Physical Factors that Influence N0x Production During Blasting: Exploratory Study

Report on a NIOSH study to identify factors that may contribute to nitrogen oxides (NOx) production associated with non-ideal detonation of blasting agents ... Read more


Factors Influencing Intersection Stability in U.S. Coal Mines

Groundfalls are much more likely to occur in coal mine intersections than in entries. NIOSH is using the experience of U.S. coal mines to determine the factors which influence intersection instability and provide guidelines for the safe excavation and support... Read more


Development of a methodolgy for the assessment of human factors issues relative to trips, slips and fall accidents in the

a paper based tool to assess the human factors issues associated with slip, trip and fall risks ... Read more


Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) - Risk Factors

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are associated with these factors: work postures and movements; repetitiveness and pace of work; force of movements; vibration; and temperature. ... Read more


Review of key human factors involved in workplace transport accidents

Workplace transport is the second biggest cause of accidents in the workplace. Literature was reviewed on individual differences and personality, stress, fatigue and demands, training, competencies and selection, and safety culture and management processes was examined, primarily in the context... Read more


Establishment of Hours of Work Risk Factors Relevant to Coal Mining

The objective of this project was to determine the principal variations in accident and incident risk in relation to roster design within the Australian Coal Mining Industry. These were determined by analysing the accident and incident statistics for a wide... Read more


SIMRAC Project COL 203 - Quantify the Nature and Magnitude of the Contribution of Human Engineering Factors to the Risk

The purpose of this study is to identify those areas, classified according to the SAMRASS data base system under the codes relating to the Underground Transport and Machinery type accidents, that give cause to the greatest amount of accidents. This... Read more


A Missing Component in Your Emergency Management Plans: The Critical Incident Stress Factor

In emergency management, the effects of stress on the performance of emergency personnel, typically have been overlooked or regarded as too enigmatic to quantify. This paper discusses the concept of Critical Incident Stress in responders to emergencies ... Read more


Factors Affecting ANFO Fumes Production

Study of toxic fumes produced by the detonation of various ammonium nitrate/fuel oil (ANFO) mixtures and several cap-sensitive explosives ... Read more


Factors Affecting Fumes Production of an Emulsion and ANFO/Emulsion Blends

Study of toxic fumes produced by the detonation of ANFO/emulsion blends. An extension of previous ANFO fumes production research that includes an emulsion blasting agent ... Read more


Causal factors in construction accidents

A detailed study of 100 construction accidents,using an ergonomics systems approach, to identify where safety is compromised and why. Drawing
together the findings, an accident model has been proposed, illustrating the hierarchy of influences in construction accidents. A failure in the... Read more


Human Factors Evaluation of Helicopter Cockpits

This document provides and ergonomic evaluation of Ontario Hydro helicopter cockpit conditions. The evaluation was initiated because of the number of pilots who have taken early retirements due to medical problems. Noise and vibration measurements were compared to accepted occupational... Read more


Ergonomic Risk Factors: A Study of Heavy Earthmoving Machinery Operators

What This paper reports the results of a study performed to evaluate ergonomic exposures among operators of heavy construction equipment. It also provides recommendations for reducing ergonomic exposures such as vibration and postural stress. ... Read more



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