Improving Safety of Stationary Powered Haulage








October 23rd, 2018


9:45 am - 10:45 am 


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David Parks

Company: NIOSH/PMRD 

Title: Mechanical Engineer 


Mechanical engineer with a background in physics and an interest in many things.  Living in Loon Lake Washington and working at the Spokane Mining Research Division of NIOSH.  Wish to improve safety of mine workers in any I am able. 

David Parks


The goal of this project is to introduce network connected sensors that enable authorized safety personnel to view real-time web based indication of machine safety guarding, particularly around conveyor systems.  Additionally electronic lockout tagout forms will be used to compare guarding sensor data with the planned maintenance thus enabling alerts when logout tagout protocol is not followed.