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Effect of underground coal mining work boot preference on boot satisfaction and discomfort

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Workplace injuries in mining are highly prevalent (Smith

    et al., 1999) and, in Australia, occur most frequently in

    underground coal mines (Government of Western Australia,

    2011). The most common of these injuries are to

    the lower limbs, contributing to almost 18,900 lost working

    days and incurring $28 million in compensation

    claims annually. Approximately, 40% of miners who sustained

    lower limb injuries identified their work boots as

    the main causal factor. As a consequence, laced leather

    work boots were introduced as an alternative to the steelcapped

    gumboot (Marr, 1999; see Figure 1). Despite the

    uptake of this recommendation, no research has investigated

    whether the introduction of a leather lace-up boot

    for underground coal miners has positively influenced

    work boot satisfaction.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Dobson, J. A., Riddiford-Harland, D. L. & Steele, J. R. (2015). Effect of underground coal mining work boot preference on boot satisfaction and discomfort. Footwear Science, 7 (Suppl. 1), S45-S46.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84931024528

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2940

Start Page


  • S45

End Page


  • S46

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • Suppl. 1

Abstract


  • Workplace injuries in mining are highly prevalent (Smith

    et al., 1999) and, in Australia, occur most frequently in

    underground coal mines (Government of Western Australia,

    2011). The most common of these injuries are to

    the lower limbs, contributing to almost 18,900 lost working

    days and incurring $28 million in compensation

    claims annually. Approximately, 40% of miners who sustained

    lower limb injuries identified their work boots as

    the main causal factor. As a consequence, laced leather

    work boots were introduced as an alternative to the steelcapped

    gumboot (Marr, 1999; see Figure 1). Despite the

    uptake of this recommendation, no research has investigated

    whether the introduction of a leather lace-up boot

    for underground coal miners has positively influenced

    work boot satisfaction.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Dobson, J. A., Riddiford-Harland, D. L. & Steele, J. R. (2015). Effect of underground coal mining work boot preference on boot satisfaction and discomfort. Footwear Science, 7 (Suppl. 1), S45-S46.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84931024528

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2940

Start Page


  • S45

End Page


  • S46

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • Suppl. 1