Hazards Associated with Mobile Equipment Operation: Fatigue, Line-of-Sight and Situational Awareness, and Vibration and Posture

Conference proceedings
Mobile Equipment

Presented at the 2019 Mining Health and Safety Conference by Dr. Tammy Eger, Dr. Alison Godwin and Dr. Sandra Dorman, Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health.

Key contributors to mobile equipment incidents include worker fatigue during operational time and the ability for the operator to ‘see’ and to be ‘aware’ of what is in their work environment. Vibration exposure while operating the equipment, particularly in consideration of the postural demands of the operation, are also key contributors to worker injury. The panelists speak about each of these hazards in the context of mobile equipment and profile innovative technologies or current research aimed at risk mitigation to prevent these incidences.