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dc.contributor.author Pelders, Jodi L
dc.contributor.author De Ridder, JH
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-24T10:24:42Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-24T10:24:42Z
dc.date.issued 2020-05
dc.identifier.citation Pelders, J.L and De Ridder, J.H. 2020. Assessment of the ergonomic design of self-contained self-rescuer (SCSR) devices for use by women in mining. The Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, v120, 307-312. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2225-6253
dc.identifier.issn 2411-9717
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2411-9717/1054/2020
dc.identifier.uri https://www.saimm.co.za/Journal/v120n05p307.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/11556
dc.description Copyright: 2020 SAIMM. This is the full text version of the work. en_US
dc.description.abstract Increasing numbers of women are entering the South African mining industry, but self-contained self-rescuer (SCSR) devices might not be suited to female anthropometric dimensions. The aim of this project was to assess the ergonomic design of SCSRs for use by women in the SAMI. Body measurements and questionnaires were collected from 100 female mineworkers from one coal, one platinum, and one gold mine in South Africa. Practical performance assessments of SCSRs when worn on the belt and when donned and in use were conducted with 11 female mineworkers in a simulated underground mining environment. The majority of the participants experienced pain or discomfort when wearing an SCSR and numerous anthropometric dimensions differed from reference values. Dimensional limitations or shortcomings of current SCSRs for use by women in mining were identified, including that the devices were considered to be too heavy and bulky for daily wearing on the belt. The study findings can be used to inform interventions to improve the design and fit of SCSRs. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;23658
dc.subject Anthropometry en_US
dc.subject Personal protective equipment en_US
dc.subject Respiratory protective devices en_US
dc.subject Women in mining en_US
dc.title Assessment of the ergonomic design of self-contained self-rescuer (SCSR) devices for use by women in mining en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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