Management practices affecting coal mine safety: what do we know?
Prof Saf 1990 Jun; 35(6):35-38
Recent research on safety in the coal mining industry suggests that certain management practices play a key role in achieving good safety performance. This U.S. Bureau of Mines article has outlined some strategies for improving safety performance that managers may not typically take into consideration. Managers should not assume that only those who are part of the company's "professional safety staff" have the ability to reduce the chances that employees will be injured. Indeed, managers may have much more potential influence over their company's safety performance than they realize. Although safety researchers have made some significant inroads toward better understanding what management can do to keep employees safe, there is still quite a lot more to learn.
We take your privacy seriously. You can review and change the way we collect information below.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Cookies used to make website functionality more relevant to you. These cookies perform functions like remembering presentation options or choices and, in some cases, delivery of web content that based on self-identified area of interests.
Cookies used to track the effectiveness of CDC public health campaigns through clickthrough data.
Cookies used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on CDC.gov through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes by these third parties.