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Assessing the safety culture of underground coal mining: a multi-methodological approach.

Authors
Kosmoski-C
Source
2013 SME Annual Meeting, February 24 - 27, Denver, Colorado, Preprint 13-056. Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., 2013 Feb; :106
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NIOSHTIC No.
20042843
Abstract
The NIOSH Office of Mine Safety and Health Research (OMSHR) recently conducted safety culture assessments at five underground coal mines. Safety culture is defined as the characteristics of the work environment (such as the values, rules and common understandings) that influence employees perceptions and attitudes about the importance that the organization places on safety. This project utilized a mixed method approach consisting of 1) functional analysis of existing organizational documents, 2) semi-structured, in-depth interviews, 3) behavioral anchored rating scales (BARS), 4) a safety culture survey, and 5) behavioral observations. Details regarding these methodologies will be presented along with recommendations and guidance for others who may be interested in conducting mine safety culture assessments.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Coal-miners; Safety-climate; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Safety-equipment; Mining-equipment; Work-operations; Work-organization; Work-practices; Worker-health; Underground-mining; Analytical-processes; Behavior; Attitude; Work-environment; Management-personnel; Supervisory-personnel; Group-behavior
Publication Date
20130224
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
B20130718
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
2013 SME Annual Meeting, February 24 - 27, Denver, Colorado, Preprint 13-056
State
PA; CO
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