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Document ID (ISN)106244
CIS number 07-114
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Miller H.B., Sinkala T., Renger R.F., Peacock E.M., Tabor J.A., Burgess J.L.
Title Identifying antecedent conditions responsible for the high rate of mining injuries in Zambia
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2006, Vol.12, No.4, p.329-339. Illus. 29 ref.
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Abstract The incident rates of mining-related accidents and injuries in developing countries exceed those of developed nations. Interventions by international organizations routinely fail to produce appreciable long-term improvement. One major reason is the inability to identify and analyze the underlying factors responsible for creating unsafe working conditions. Understanding these antecedent conditions is necessary to formulate effective intervention strategies and prioritize the use of limited resources. This study utilized a logic model approach to determine the root causes and broad categories of potential interventions for mining accidents and injuries in Zambia. Results showed that policy interventions have the greatest potential for substantive change. A process of educating officials from government and mining companies about the economic and social merits of health and safety programs and extensive changes in regulatory structure and enforcement are needed.
Descriptors (primary) Zambia; mining industry; developing countries; causes of accidents
Descriptors (secondary) risk factors; analysis of accident causes
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA; Zambia
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying
OSH in developing countries