Personal risk index as a promising management tool for human factor in labor protection

The article discusses the issues of industrial safety management from the standpoint of human factor optimization. It has been convincingly shown that for the purpose of the primary prevention of traumatic behavior, it is advisable to solve the problem of predicting injury to a specific employee, based on the available data characterizing his functional state. The functional state of a person is usually assessed by direct indicators of health, which directly characterize the main physiological functions, the adaptive capabilities of the body. It seems necessary to take into account personality traits. The multidimensional set of psychophysiological indicators of an employee is reduced to an index of personal risk, which can be considered as an integral indicator of the reliability of a particular employee in the human-technology-environment system. The calculation of the personal risk index allows you to optimize the distribution of personnel by specialty, purposefully selecting workers with a low level of risk for more responsible activities in extreme conditions, thereby solving the problem of increasing the efficiency of the entire OSH management system. The role and necessity of carrying out procedures for professional psychophysiological selection of workers of mining enterprises, monitoring of their functional state in order to increase the reliability of personnel and ensure a reduction in the risk of developing traumatic injuries are substantiated. It is noted that in the occupational safety management system, the staged and modularity of the procedures for professional selection and monitoring of the functional state allows for primary prevention of injuries among workers and can be considered as an effective tool for ensuring integrated safety in the process of mining operations. The methodology of safety management procedures using a complex indicator — the personal risk index is proposed.

Keywords: human factor, human functional state, professional selection, personal risk index, injury risk, occupational safety management, employee reliability forecast, neuropsychic stability, risk group, injury and accident prevention.
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Tumanov M. V., Gendler S. G., Kabanov E. I., Rodionov V. A., Prokhorova E. A. Personal risk index as a promising management tool for human factor in labor protection. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2022;(6—1):230—247. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_61_0_230.


Fazylov I. R. for help in processing research materials, students of the Mining Faculty of St. Petersburg State University Lyubimova A. L. and Krasnoukhova D.Yu. for help in the collection and processing of primary materials. The study was carried out at the expense of a subsidy for the fulfillment of the state task in the field of scientific activity for 2021 No. FSRW-2020-001.

Issue number: 6
Year: 2022
Page number: 230-247
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 64.011.34;331.45
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_61_0_230
Article receipt date: 14.01.2022
Date of review receipt: 30.05.2022
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.05.2022
About authors:

Tumanov M. V.1, Cand. Sci. (Medical), Associate Professor of the Department of Industrial Safety,, e-mail:;
Gendler S. G.1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor of the Department of Industrial Safety, https://, e-mail:;
Kabanov E. I.1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant of the Department of Industrial Safety, https://, e-mail:;
Rodionov V. A.1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Associate Professor of the Department of Industrial Safety,, e-mail:;
Prokhorova E. A.1, postgraduate student of 2 years of study,, e-mail:;
1 Saint Petersburg Mining University, 199106, Saint Petersburg, 21st line V. O., 2, Russia.


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