Improving mining equipment safety through human-centered design

Horberry, Tim, Burgess-Limerick, Robin, Cooke, Tristan and Steiner, Lisa (2016) Improving mining equipment safety through human-centered design. Ergonomics in Design: The Quarterly of Human Factors Applications, 24 3: 29-34. doi:10.1177/1064804616636299


Author Horberry, Tim
Burgess-Limerick, Robin
Cooke, Tristan
Steiner, Lisa
Title Improving mining equipment safety through human-centered design
Journal name Ergonomics in Design: The Quarterly of Human Factors Applications   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1064-8046
2169-5083
Publication date 2016-07
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1064804616636299
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 24
Issue 3
Start page 29
End page 34
Total pages 6
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher SAGE Publications
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract The need for human-centered design in the mining industry to help develop safe and fit-for-purpose equipment is first described. A tool that was specifically developed for mobile mining equipment by the authors and colleagues is introduced; it combines the application of participatory ergonomics, qualitative risk management, and safe design. A case study using this tool for mobile mining equipment access and egress is then presented. The case study shows that focusing on end users and their tasks by means of a structured, human-centered process can help to produce safer redesigns of mining equipment.
Keyword Safe design
Mining
Human-centered design
Mobile equipment
Bulldozer
Workplace hazard
Occupational risk
Participatory design
Risk management
Equipment egress
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes http://erg.sagepub.com/content/early/recent

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Thu, 05 May 2016, 12:26:54 EST by Dr Robin Burgess-limerick on behalf of Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre