Mining Publication: Identify the Influence of Risk Attitude, Work Experience, and Safety Training on Hazard Recognition in Mining

Original creation date: December 2020

Authors: B Eiter, J Bellanca

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - December 2020

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20060842

Min Metall Explor 2020 Dec; 37(6):1931-1939

Mineworkers face a challenging and dynamic work environment every workday. To maintain a safe workplace, mineworkers must be able to recognize worksite hazards while they perform their jobs. Though hazard recognition is a critical skill, recent research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) indicates that mineworkers fail to identify a significant number of hazards. To further the understanding of mineworkers’ hazard recognition ability and to begin to address hazard recognition performance, NIOSH researchers analyzed data collected during a laboratory research study to determine the effect of individual mineworker factors including risk attitude, work experience, and safety training on hazard recognition accuracy. The results of this study show that mineworker risk attitude and safety-specific work experience affect hazard recognition performance while hazard-specific safety training does not. These results suggest that some of these individual factors can be overcome through experience and training. Potential strategies that can be used to address these factors are also discussed.

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Peer Reviewed Journal Article - December 2020

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20060842

Min Metall Explor 2020 Dec; 37(6):1931-1939


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