Presented at the 2019 Mining Health and Safety Conference
Hazards Associated with Mobile Equipment Operation: Fatigue, Line-of-Sight and Situational Awareness, and Vibration and Posture
Dr. Tammy Eger, Dr. Alison Godwin and Dr. Sandra Dorman, Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health
Various types of vehicles can be found in industrial workplaces and incidents associated with the operation of mobile equipment have resulted in worker injury, death, and property damage. Key contributors to these incidences 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 will 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. After a short presentation by each panelist the floor will be opened up of an interactive discussion.