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Mechanism of stage-by-stage injury risk reduction in coal mines

Authors: Minakov V.S.

The stronger market standing of a coal mining company in the severe competition conditions requires effective risk management. The basis is the appropriate detection and identification of the current and typical production hazards, their risk assessment, as well as working out and implementation of measures to preclude prerequisites of hazardous situations by mine personnel. The tool of the personnel engagement in persistent detection and elimination of the prerequisites of high and critical injury risks can be the stage-by-stage risk reduction mechanism founded on the concept of competent performance of risk management personnel at all levels, collectivity of efforts toward the risk detection and assessment, elaboration and implementation of the process quality improvement control, as well as responsibility for the fulfillment of commitments undertaken. This article examines feasibility of the labor and production safety enhancement through the stage-by-stage injury risk reduction. The mechanism of injury risk reduction is described, and the main problems solved on this basis are outlined. The four stages of injury risk reduction are described. The injury risk reduction mechanism contains nine blocks. The effect of the mechanism testing at a coal mining company is described, and the injury risk reduction dynamics is given.

Keywords: coal mining company, injury risk, stage-by-stage risk reduction mechanism, characteristics of stages, personnel interaction, production hazard, process quality, types of control, management cycle.
For citation:

Minakov V. S. Mechanism of stage-by-stage injury risk reduction in coal mines. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2023;(5):170-180. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_ 2023_5_0_170.

Issue number: 5
Year: 2023
Page number: 170-180
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 331.45
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_5_0_170
Article receipt date: 19.12.2022
Date of review receipt: 25.03.2023
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.04.2023
About authors:

V.S. Minakov, Director for Labour Protection and Industrial Safety, Solntsevsky Coal Mine LLC, Shakhtersk, 694910, Russia, e-mail:


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