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Document ID (ISN)110516
CIS number 10-0045
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-458-4
Year 2010
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches R-650
Author(s) Ouellet S., Ledoux E., Cloutier E., Fournier P.A.
Title Conditions for the integration of new workers into the mining sector: An exploratory study
Original title Conditions d'intégration des nouveaux travailleurs dans le secteur minier - Une étude exploratoire [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2010. v, 28p. Illus. 75 ref. Price: CAD 6.30. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-650.pdf [in French]
Abstract Based on observations carried out in two mining companies, this report addresses the issue of induction training in occupational safety and health aimed at newly-hired workers. In this sector, the transmission of job know-how is essentially based on the goodwill and communication skills of experienced workers, as well as on working conditions. However some of these conditions can have a negative impact on the transmission of know-how, as for example, cramped vehicle cabs, which prevent the new operator from being accompanied. Furthermore, it is not always easy for experienced workers to verbalize certain knowledge that has become automatic. The report concludes that in-depth analyses of the conditions for knowledge integration and transmission are necessary in order to propose practical solutions to companies.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; induction training; experience; role of supervisory staff; new entrants; mining industry
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; conditions of work; speech communication; information dissemination; safety and health training; safety training in industry; public OSH institutions; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceQuebec
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying