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Digitalization of industrial safety management systems in mining

Currently, one of the main directions in mining industry development is digital transformation associated with digital technologies implementation in various processes. Digital technologies can significantly reduce the use of resources to complete production processes, reduce the number of errors in routine processes, help staff solve complex tasks in a limited time, and increase security. The article provides an analysis of digital technologies used in mining enterprises of the Russian Federation. This includes widely used positioning systems, electronic document management, electronic information and educational environments, robotic equipment, a system for monitoring the wearing of personal protective equipment, etc. And also less common — drones, VR and AR-technologies, exoskeletons. Examples of complex solutions currently available on the market are given. Such solutions allow systemically digitalizing various processes, integrating them into the overall enterprise management system. Many huge mining companies have already implemented and are successfully using them to improve their performance and safety. The main positive aspects of digital technologies implementation, as well as limitations and main difficulties are identified. The main promising directions in the digitalization of industrial safety management system are identified, the implementation of which will allow switching to the “digital mine” model in the near future.

Keywords: digitalization, information technology, mining, industrial safety, industrial safety management system, digital mine.
For citation:

Zinovieva O.M., Kuznetsov D.S., Merkulova A.M., Smirnova N.A. Digitalization of industrial safety management systems in mining. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2021;(2—1):113-123. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2021-21-0-113-123.

Issue number: 2
Year: 2021
Page number: 113-123
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622, 658.5, 614.8
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2021-21-0-113-123
Article receipt date: 04.12.2020
Date of review receipt: 25.12.2020
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 01.02.2021
About authors:

Zinovieva O.M.1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, e-mail:;
Kuznetsov D.S.1, Senior Lecturer, e-mail:;
Merkulova A.M.1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, e-mail:;
Smirnova N.A.1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, e-mail:;
1 NUST «MISiS», Moscow, Russia.


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