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Human Factors and Error in Mining

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Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Abstract

Today human factors and error have become important issues in mining because of increasing number of accidents and cost. This chapter presents various important aspects of human factors and error in mining. Some of the topics covered in the chapter are the need of human factors application in mining, human sensory capacities, human factors formulas, useful general human factors guidelines for application in mining equipment design, classifications and causes of human errors leading to fatal accidents in mines, typical mining equipment maintenance errors, useful design improvements to reduce mining equipment maintenance errors, and human error analysis methods for application in the area of mining.

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Human Factor Human Error Motion Sickness Mine Worker Fault Tree 
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