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Document ID (ISN)104922
CIS number 06-431
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Laurence D.
Title Safety rules and regulations on mine sites - The problem and a solution
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol.36, No.1, p.39-50. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract A survey of safety attitudes was conducted at 33 mine sites in Australia and other countries, involving almost 500 mineworkers. The questionnaire survey investigated the opinions of the mining workforce on safety rules and regulations generally and in relation to their specific jobs on the mine site. The insights provided by the mineworkers enabled a set of principles to be developed to guide mine management and regulators in the development of more effective rules and regulations. In particular, it was noted that management should not continue to produce more and more rules and regulations to cover every aspect of mining, since detailed prescriptive regulations, safe work procedures, and voluminous safety management plans will not "connect" with a miner.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; Australia; safety rules; mining industry; human behaviour
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; causes of accidents; disobeying safety instructions; information of personnel; role of management
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Safety supervision
Psychological factors
Mining and quarrying
Safety culture and safety consciousness