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Document ID (ISN)111434
CIS number 11-0137
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fletcher A.
Title Staying safe in the jungles of Borneo: Five studies of fatigue and cultural issues in remote mining projects
Bibliographic information July 2010, Vol.48, No.4, p.406-415. Illus. 21 ref.
Internet access Staying_safe.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Indonesia; fatigue; coal mining; social aspects
Descriptors (secondary) occupational safety; state of health; sleep deprivation; human behaviour
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying
Psychosocial factors and the role of management