Concept of control over production process departure from safety standards

Authors: Smolin A.V., Kravchuk I.L.

Violation of safety standards is yet the main cause of all injuries and accidents in mines. Being complex, multivariable and dynamic, a production process often goes beyond the safety limits. The production control aims to persistently reveal and eliminate violations in due time. However, accidents that happen imply it is not enough. For prevention of accidents because of security breach, it is advisable to pass from a supervising control to the risk-oriented management in the sphere of the production process deviation from safety standards. The deviation of a production process off safety standards is controlled based on the classification of the deviations and revealed regularities of their origins. The security breach control involves revealing and elimination of safety inhibitions, as well as risk assessment of the overlap of simultaneous violations, quality of personnel information, safety practice training of personnel and adjustment of the production process. The control of production process deviation from safety standards allows using the regulatory and legal framework generated within long history of the mining industry as the backbone of the production risk management. This approach can greatly improve safety in mining.

Keywords: Production safety, coal mines, production control, production risk, violation of safety standards, risk-oriented approach.
For citation:

Smolin A. V., Kravchuk I. L. Concept of control over production process departure from safety standards. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2019;(11):193-198. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/02361493-2019-11-0-193-198.

Issue number: 11
Year: 2019
Page number: 193-198
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.86:658.5
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2019-11-0-193-198
Article receipt date: 13.05.2019
Date of review receipt: 03.08.2019
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.10.2019
About authors:

A.V. Smolin, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Researcher, «NIIOGR» LLC,
454048, Chelyabinsk, Russia, e-mail:,
I.L. Kravchuk, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Director, Chelyabinsk branch,
Institute of Mining of Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences,
454048, Chelyabinsk, Russia, e-mail:

For contacts:

I.L. Kravchuk, e-mail:


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