This section contains information on vehicle interaction control improvement processes, including collision alerting and avoiding technology, that can be deployed in underground metalliferous and non-metalliferous operations with a negligible potential for developing explosive atmospheres.
Technology Capability Assessment of the Glencore Waterval Pedestrian Vehicle Detection System (PVDS)
Technology Capability Assessment of the Glencore Waterval Pedestrian Vehicle Detection System (PVDS).
This extensive report from June 2018 by the Mining Resilience Research Centre of the University of Pretoria, South Africa reviews the implementation of a People Vehicle Detection System (PVDS) at Waterval East Mine in Rustenburg, South Africa operated by Glencore Ferroalloys. (More...)
An analysis of injuries to haul truck operators in the U.S. mining industry 
This 2010 analysis of injuries to haul truck drivers in the United States mining industry is based on MSHA data from 2004-2008.The objective of this work was to profile injuries sustained during haul truck operations, to identify priorities for further investigation, and to determine potential injury prevention strategies. [More...]
EMESRT PR-5A Vehicle Interaction Systems Performance Requirements – Revision 2
The PR-5A Design Philosophy covers operational controls across a range of potential unwanted events (PUE's)
The philosophy present two key models - the Mica Endsley model for situational awareness and the EMESRT 9 layer defensive controls model.
The 9 layer model assists in understanding all 9 control levels and the situational awareness model with Levels 7-9. Read on for more...
MSHA Proximity Detection/Collision Warning Information…
MSHA Proximity Detection/Collision Warning Information from Technical Support MSHA and the mining industry have worked together to develop potentially life-saving technology that can stop machine motion and/or send a warning signal to the machine operator when it detects a person or object in the machine's path. (More...)
Safety Improvement Technologies for Mobile Equipment…
Safety Improvement Technologies for Mobile Equipment at Surface Mines, and for Belt Conveyors at Surface and Underground Mines Link to a to Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Proposed Rule that includes Safety Improvement Technologies for Mobile Equipment at Surface Mines. Relevant to improving mobile equipment interaction controls (More...)
Three Case Studies on the Implementation of New Technology…
Three Case Studies on the Implementation of New Technology in the Mining Industry Paper by A T Job and P R McAree - There is significant value at stake in the mining industry from the implementation of new technologies that support the enhanced profitability and sustainability of mines. (More...)
TP 1.2 Glencore Coal Assets Australia – VI Control Effectiveness Workshop
TP 1.2 Glencore Coal Assets Australia - VI Control Effectiveness Workshop facilitator guide, Glencore Coal, VICE, vehicle interaction control effectiveness (More...)
Vehicle collisions – how long before it’s really bad…
Vehicle collisions - how long before it's really bad?- Mines Safety Alert no. 232 on 25 August 2009, Queensland, Australia On the first nightshift of the tour, at 4.30am, an operator of a loaded rear dump truck fell asleep at the wheel on entering a left hand bend (More...)