EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE OF MINE EQUIPMENT OPERATORS BY INDIRECT MEASUREMENT OF STRESS.

Mehran Lotfi, Terrence Stobbe

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Abstract

Front-end loaders are involved in the highest number of accidents involving mobile excavating and handling equipment. Improving operational safety and efficiency will reduce the frequency of accidents. The performance of the operators can be evaluated and improved by the following steps: first, define the operating conditions and the operator workload intensity, second, monitor the operator to evaluate his task performance, and third, make recommendations based on the findings. The stressful nature of the equipment operating task is an acknowledged fact. However, a systematic measurement of stress evaluation is lacking. In this paper, methods for measuring mental stress and fatigue, are defined, the mental load which caused the stress is outlined, and the stress measurement methods are proposed. Refs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
EditorsA.Wahab Khair
PublisherSoc of Mining Engineers
Pages151-157
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0873350545
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Lotfi, M., & Stobbe, T. (1986). EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE OF MINE EQUIPMENT OPERATORS BY INDIRECT MEASUREMENT OF STRESS. In A. W. Khair (Ed.), Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 151-157). Soc of Mining Engineers.