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Field Tests of a Model Health and Safety Program for the Mining Industry.

Peters RH; Schaffer L
BoM, 1986 :36 pages
The objective of the project described in this report was to design and field test a model health and safety program at a coal mining company and a gold mining company. The model program was implemented primarily by providing training on loss control, accident investigation, and the operation of mobile equipment, and by providing technical assistance to help solve health and safety problems. Data were obtained from company records on occupational injuries, illnesses, accidents, and "near misses"; and through direct observation of employees performing a large number of randomly selected jobs. At the coal mine, employees were observed five times over a 15-month period. At the gold mine, employees were observed six times over a 16-month period. During the study, the percentage of sampled jobs containing one or more safety deficiencies decreased from 74.3 pct to 36.6 pct at the coal mine and from 86.4 pct to 19.1 pct at the gold mine. Work on this project was performed by Woodward Associates, Inc., under a Bureau of Mines contract.
Publication Date
Document Type
IH; Information Circular;
Fiscal Year
Identifying No.
IC 9075
NIOSH Division
Source Name
Bureau of Mines
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