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3/1/2005 - Technology NewsMost rock fall injuries can be prevented by installing roof screen during the bolting cycle. This video and accompanying instruction booklet explain techniques for roof screen installation and use of the personal bolter screen. The video also provides s...
Injury data show a dramatic reduction in roof skin injuries when screening is used. Five case studies in which roof screen was used are presented along with the costs of materials, impact on bolting advance rates, and potential ergonomic risks.
Roof screening has been found to be very effective in controlling the fall of small rocks from the immediate roof surface. Data is presented from two mines that show a dramatic reduction in roof skin injuries when screening is used.