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Occupational health and safety (OHS);; Safety culture;; Risk-taking;; Steel manufacturing;; Qualitative content analysis;; Concept of , In a study of a coal mining accident it was found that two unfortunate cultural expressions paralyzed the organization's ability to acknowledge , culture and risk-taking in the steel-manufacturing industry by exploring workers' experiences and perceptions of ...

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Occupational health hazards in mining: an overview

Mining remains an important industrial sector in many parts of the world and although substantial progress has been made in the control of occupational health hazards, there remains room for further risk reduction. This applies particularly to traumatic injury hazards, ergonomic hazards and noise. Vigilance is also required to ensure exposures to coal dust and crystalline silica remain ...

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1414 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH IN MINING: RISK AND ASSURANCE ...

occupational health experience that I present this paper. Finally, my strive to attain the highest competence in occupa- tional health made me register for MPH (Occupational and Environmental health) in Tulane University School of Public health and Tropical Medicine. New Orleans, USA. This is costing me over US$ 50,000.00. With this financial commit-ment already made, I would grately ...

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Managing occupational health in the mining industry

Managing occupational health in the mining industry David Cliff University of Queensland, [email protected] Jill Harris Carmel Bofinger University of Queensland Danellie Lynas Research Online is the open access institutional repository for the University of Wollongong. For further information contact the UOW Library: [email protected] Publication Details David Cliff, Jill Harris ...

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(PDF) Perceptions of climate change and occupational heat ...

A mixed method approach was used to assess climate change perceptions and occupational heat stress risks and adaptation strategies of Ghanaian mining workers. Questionnaires and focus group ...

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(PDF) Occupational Health and Safety Management and ...

Despite the dangers and hazards present in the mining industry, only few studies have focused on how occupational health and safety and turnover intentions in the mines. Method: The study suing a ...

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Knowledge and perceptions of health and environmental ...

Introduction: Artisanal gold mining is an activity ensuring the survival of about 700,000 families in Burkina Faso with a considerable contribution to the national economy. Techniques and chemicals used in the operation, have adverse impacts on health and the environment. Our study aims to evaluate the perceptions and knowledge of these different impacts among artisanal gold miners.

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Frontiers Unsafe Occupational Health Behaviors ...

25/04/2016  Despite the severe health hazards, artisanal gold mining is widespread globally, with an estimated 30 million people engaged in it. In this study, the relationships between artisanal gold miners’ knowledge of environmental and health effects of Hg and compositional, contextual and occupational factors were assessed using generalized linear models (negative log-log regression). A cross ...

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Occupational Exposure to Heavy Metals Poisoning:

Occupational health histories of mining labour have been characterised by an emphasis on accidental injuries and their prevention in the underground working environment, particularly in the coal sector. 14 Whilst there has been some recent interest in occupational diseases amongst both coal and metal miners, the focus to date has largely been on the unhealthy underground environment and on the ...

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Safety Culture: A Retrospective Analysis of Occupational ...

15/12/2020  Occupational health and safety reports were selected in consultation with five industry professionals, known for their expertise in mining safety and accident investigation [].Based on the objectives of this study, the inclusion criteria were reports on single accidents, disasters, and broader mining industry reviews that were appointed to investigate new and emerging issues, provide advice

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Occupational health and safety considerations for women ...

The Act introduced the concepts of risk assessment and occupational health and safety management to the mining industry. Great emphasis has been placed on the reduction of mining-related deaths, injuries and diseases. Another amendment to the MHSA followed in 2008 and aimed to review and strengthen enforcement provisions, to reinforce offences and penalties and to effect certain

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Experiences and perceptions risk of health-care workers ...

This review involves experiences and perceptions risk of health-care workers in relation to the topic. In order to answer the question of this review, mixed methods studies, where qualitative and quantitative methods are used together, but not limited to, ethnography, case studies, action research and grounded theory, and phenomenology cannot be ignored. Furthermore, a comprehensive search ...

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Perceptions of Occupational Heat, Sun Exposure, and

Occupational exposure to heat and solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) threatens the health and wellbeing of outdoor workers. These threats are likely to increase as a result of climate change. This study examined the perceptions of occupational heat and sun exposure and health risk prevention among forestry workers removing alien invasive vegetation in the Western Cape, South Africa.

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Occupational safety and health risk assessment ...

Occupational safety and health risk assessment methodologies. Workers should be protected from occupational risks they could be exposed to. This could be achieved through a risk management process, which involves risk analysis, risk assessment and risk control practices. In order to carry out an effective risk management process, it is necessary to have a clear understanding of the legal ...

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Perception of risk in construction. Exploring the factors ...

01/01/2021  The objectives of the study of health and safety coordinators' risk perceptions are: (1) To compare health and safety experts' perceptions and judgments of risks at construction sites. (2) To discuss to what extent various socio-occupational conditions influence the perception and judgment of accident risk. (3) To propose measures to increase the consistency of risk assessments.

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Occupational Health of Miners at Altitude: Adverse

Context: Mining operations conducted at high altitudes provide health challenges for workers as well as for medical personnel. Objective: To review the literature regarding adverse health effects and toxic exposures that may be associated with mining operations conducted at altitude and to discuss pre-placement screening, acclimatization issues, and on-site surveillance strategies.

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ICMM Good Practice Guidance on Occupational Health

Health risk management is essential in the journey towards zero harm (ie zero exposures above occupational exposure levels) and zero serious illness or fatal events from occupation health-related exposures. Download PDF. Summary. This guide identifies the occupational health impacts of mining and metals processing, outlines good practices in the identification of hazards and exposed workers ...

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Frontiers Unsafe Occupational Health Behaviors ...

25/04/2016  Despite the severe health hazards, artisanal gold mining is widespread globally, with an estimated 30 million people engaged in it. In this study, the relationships between artisanal gold miners’ knowledge of environmental and health effects of Hg and compositional, contextual and occupational factors were assessed using generalized linear models (negative log-log regression). A cross ...

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Developing Health and Safety in Mines - MINING.COM

18/04/2017  In Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Labour published a Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review in March 2015 that focussed on continuous improvement of occupational health and safety needs in ...

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ASSESSING THE SAFETY CULTURE OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINING ...

Office of Mine Safety and Health Research, Pittsburgh, PA INTRODUCTION In recent years, coal mining safety has attained national attention due to several highly publicized disasters. Despite these threats to worker safety and health, the U.S. relies on the mining of coal to meet its need for electrical power, with42% of electricity in the U.S.

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT IN MINES

Mining is a hazardous operation and consists of considerable environmental, health and safety risk to miners. Unsafe conditions in mines lead to a number of accidents and cause loss and injury to human lives, damage to property, interruption in production etc. But the hazards cannot

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(PDF) Workplace perceptions of safety: What do your ...

Mining these scores. experience and company experience fluc- tuated from just a few months to more Organizational Support than 20 years. Employees mainly rep- resented work units in production and for Health and Safety maintenance, with some in engineering, Organizational support for HS was safety and other jobs. The survey took measured by asking questions about the about 15 minutes to ...

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Perceptions of Occupational Heat, Sun Exposure, and

Occupational exposure to heat and solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) threatens the health and wellbeing of outdoor workers. These threats are likely to increase as a result of climate change. This study examined the perceptions of occupational heat and sun exposure and health risk prevention among forestry workers removing alien invasive vegetation in the Western Cape, South Africa.

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Public Perceptions of Contentious Risk: The Case of

The strongest interaction effects of time and familiarity with the results were observed for perceptions of the potential health effects (β = −0.29, 95% CI = −0.41/−0.17), the probability of these health effects (β = −0.34, 95% CI = −0.48/−0.20), and for strict mitigation preferences (β = −0.27, 95% CI = −0.40/−0.14). 3.5. Differences in Perceptions of the Risk Posed by ...

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Occupational Health Hazards among Healthcare Workers

Objective. To assess the occupational health hazards faced by healthcare workers and the mitigation measures. Methods. We conducted a cross-sectional study utilizing quantitative data collection methods among 200 respondents who worked in 8 major health facilities in Kampala. Results. Overall, 50.0% of respondents reported experiencing an occupational health hazard.

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