March 2018
Volume 70    Issue 3

Mineworker fatigue: A review of what we know and future decisions

Mining Engineering , 2018, Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 33-33
Bauerle, Tim; Dugdale , Zoë; Poplin, Gerald


Fatigue presents several challenges for the mining industry. Depending on the specific occupation, daily work or operational setup on any given mine site, mining jobs can have a fair amount of labor-intensive tasks mixed with monotonous and repetitive duties. Combined with the long working hours and shift-work schedules of mining work, the prevalence of fatigue in mine workers may seem rather unsurprising. 

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