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Document ID (ISN)54652
CIS number 90-1532
ISSN - Serial title 0409-2961 - Bezopasnost' truda v promyšlennosti
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Title Radical solutions are needed
Original title Nužny radikal'nye rešenija [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1990, No.3, p.2-6.
Abstract Editorial presenting fatal accident statistics for mining, metallurgy, petroleum and gas extraction, petroleum refining, the chemical and petrochemical industry and geological exploration, as well as for cranes and for equipment subject to the boiler and gas inspectorates in the USSR for 1988 and 1989. Although there were 89 fewer deaths in 1989 (1151 versus 1240 in 1988), the decrease is modest, and there was actually an increase in the petroleum and gas industry. The numbers are broken down by industrial sector and republic; total figures for the Russian, Ukrainian and Kazakh republics are broken down by district. The relation of these figures to the safety situation in general is discussed. Improvement requires action on 3 fronts: increasing the safety consciousness of the whole population; imposing serious fines on those who violate safety rules; establishment of a legal and regulatory system that clearly defines the rights and responsibilities of individuals, enterprises and authorities.
Descriptors (primary) USSR; chemical industry; lifting equipment; cranes; mining industry; causes of accidents; petroleum and natural gas industry; basic metal industries; electric power generation
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; coal mining; Ukraine; Lithuania; Latvia; Moldova; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Estonia; Georgia (Republic); statistics; accident black spots; role of government; Russian Federation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSSR
Subject(s) Statistics
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Chemical industry
Power generation and distribution