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Document ID (ISN)110825
CIS number 10-0403
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Burgess-Limerick R., Krupenia V., Zupanc C., Wallis G., Steiner L.
Title Reducing control selection errors associated with underground bolting equipment
Bibliographic information July 2010, Vol.41, No.4, p.549-555. Illus. 19 ref.
Internet access Reducing_control_selection_errors.pdf [in English]
Abstract Selecting the incorrect control during the operation of underground bolting and drilling equipment causes serious injuries. Shape coding and the layout of dual control banks are two aspects of control design which require further examination. The aims of this research were to determine whether arbitrary shape coding was effective in reducing selection error rates in a virtual analogy of roof-bolting and to determine whether any advantages exist for mirror or place layouts for dual control situations in this situation. Two experiments were conducted to address these questions. No benefits of arbitrary shape coding were evident while control location remained constant. When control location was altered, shape coding did provide a significant reduction in selection error rate. No differences between mirror or place arrangements were detected and this question remains open.
Descriptors (primary) identification of industrial products; underground mining; roof bolting; selection of equipment; safe layout
Descriptors (secondary) equipment layout; safe working methods; human failure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying