|Document ID (ISN)||111434|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Staying safe in the jungles of Borneo: Five studies of fatigue and cultural issues in remote mining projects
||July 2010, Vol.48, No.4, p.406-415. Illus. 21 ref.
||Staying_safe.pdf [in English]
||The global mining industry keeps expanding, and projects are often started in areas previously considered too remote. Due to worker beliefs about safety, and the diversity of cultures in remote projects, the measurement and management of human fatigue is complex. This article reports on five studies from mining companies in a region of Indonesia, where workers had died in likely fatigue-related accidents. Mixed-method approaches, involving qualitative, semi-quantitative and quantitative measures were used. Findings are discussed. It is concluded that interaction of cultures, stress, sleep, fatigue, safety and individual differences must be more effectively addressed in remote mining camps.
||Indonesia; fatigue; coal mining; social aspects
||occupational safety; state of health; sleep deprivation; human behaviour
||D - Periodical articles
||Mines and quarries
Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Mining and quarrying
Psychosocial factors and the role of management