Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces
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Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces

Individual, Work and Organizational Factors

Edited by Ronald J. Burke and Astrid M. Richardsen

Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces argues for greater reporting of workplace accidents and injuries. It also incorporates stress as a factor in rates of accidents and injuries, and suggests ways in which workplace safety cultures can be fostered and improved. This book will be an invaluable tool for students of management, especially those with an interest in small businesses.
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Chapter 10: Occupational health and safety in the mining sector

Carmel Bofinger and David Cliff

Abstract

The mining sector covers a range of operational types, commodities and locations. The sector has some specific health and safety issues and issues in common with other industrialized sectors. The vision of safe and healthy production is well recognized and supported at the corporate level for large-scale mining operations. Risk management has been widely implemented in the large-scale mining sector, however, the management of health and safety risks is complicated by the range of regulatory processes covering the industry, and needs to include both the management of processes and personal safety issues. In addition, the effect of the industry on the health and safety of communities needs to be managed effectively. If the industry works together to improve processes, exchange information and work with the surrounding communities, safety and health in the mining industry will continue to improve.

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