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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Publisher||Soc of Mining Engineers|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - 1986|
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