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Reducing coal miner absenteeism.
Min Sci Technol 1989 Sep; 9(2):227-236
High absenteeism at coal mines can seriously affect safety and hamper productivity. Several effective strategies for achieving high attendance which mine operators may not have considered are presented, and a method is proposed for implementing programs for minimizing absenteeism among coal miners. The best strategies for improving attendance will vary according to the needs and circumstances of the particular mine; however, the process for establishing such a program is relatively invariant. A four-stage process is recommended: evaluate data from prior attendance records, communicate attendance goals and policy, develop and implement an attendance promotion program, and recycle.
Mining-industry; Mine-workers; Miners; Absenteeism; Coal-mining; Coal-miners
OP; Journal Article
Issue of Publication
Mining Science & Technology
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division