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ID (ISN) del documento109162
Número CIS 09-87
ISSN - Título de la serie 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Komljenovic D., Groves W.A., Kecojevic V.J.
Título Injuries in U.S. mining operations - A preliminary risk analysis
Información bibliográfica June 2008, Vol.46, No.5, , p.792-801. Illus. 20 ref.
Resumen Despite significant reductions in mining injuries, incidence rates remain high compared to other industries. A systematic risk analysis was undertaken to thoroughly characterize injuries for the 10-year period from 1995 to 2004. Data were obtained from United States Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports. The categories - fatalities, non-fatal days-lost (NFDL) injuries and no-days-lost (NDL) injuries - were analyzed, and a preliminary risk matrix produced. Results show decreasing injury frequency for all categories over the period examined. However, there still exists a serious level of risk for fatal and NFDL injuries, and a moderate level of risk for NDL injuries. These findings emphasize the need for continued efforts to reduce mining injuries and should be helpful in prioritizing control strategies. The results of this study represent a preliminary global risk analysis, and will therefore form the basis of subsequent more detailed studies.
Descriptores (primarios) accidentes de trabajo; minas; valoración del riesgo; Estados Unidos
Descriptores (secundarios) análisis de probabilidad; tasas de frecuencia; casos mortales; absentismo por accidente
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaCanadá; Estados Unidos
Tema(s) Minas y canteras
Broad subject area(s) Industrias y ocupaciones
Navegación por categoria(s) Risk evaluation
Mining and quarrying