MISHC awarded two reseach grants

MISHC awarded two reseach grants


Friday, February 10, 2017 - 13:45

The recent award of two research grants will see MISHC research fellow Danellie Lynas, and human factors program leader Prof Robin Burgess-Limerick, continue working with surface and underground coal mines to understand the causes and solutions to the persistent issue of exposure to whole-body vibration associated with operating vehicles and equipment. The NSW Coal Services Health and Safety Trust awarded the researchers $298,841 for a two year project titled "Managing the whole-body vibration associated with underground coal mining equipment”; and the Australian Coal Association Research Program awarded $298,704 for a two-year project titled "Continuous monitoring of whole-body vibration and jolts and jars associated with earth moving equipment”. The projects extend previous CSHST and ACARP funded projects in which a free iOS application (WBV) has been developed, validated, and used to measure whole-body vibration at surface and underground mine sites. Further information and links to publications is available at ergonomics.uq.edu.au/wbv.