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

    National Center for Biotechnology Information

    Tim Bauerle, Zoë Dugdale and Gerard Poplin

    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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