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Document ID (ISN)78413
CIS number 02-717
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dingsdag D., Gardner D.
Title Safety performance in coal mining: An examination of some underlying issues
Bibliographic information Oct. 2001, Vol.17, No.5, p.485-489. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract The availability of detailed and reliable data on health, safety and other performance indicators has made the coal mining industry a valuable source of information on possible interrelationships between OHS and productivity. Using this data, it has been possible to demonstrate that a number of factors influence both safety and productivity in the industry. The present article explores some factors that to date have received little attention, including the role of the Joint Coal Board of New South Wales (Australia) and the impact of the production bonus and changes to workers' compensation.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; safety and productivity; coal mining; role of government
Descriptors (secondary) information processing and retrieval; Australia; New South Wales; legal aspects; frequency rates; work efficiency; statistics; accident absenteeism; compensation of occupational accidents; statistical trends
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying
Economic aspects