Assessment of risk management efficiency in mines

Many companies use the risk-oriented approach to management, including reduction in injury and accidence rates. This article describes the advantages of this approach and exposes the main problems and difficulties in effective functioning of the risk control system in mines. The aim of the study is to select the assessment criteria for the risk control performance, to score numerically the results using the selected criteria and to rank the results with identification of critical elements. The risk assessment criteria are selected. The criteria may vary depending on the goals and objectives of a company, and on its internal and external environment. Based on the assessment of the risk management performance and status, its development and improvement tactics is proposed. The risk management efficiency assessment is described as a casestudy of Kazakhmys. The current risk control is characterized, and its heatmap is plotted with ranking of the estimates obtained using the selected criteria. The major influences on the risk control efficiency and the feeblest influences are identified. The proposed approach can help large mining companies evaluate efficiency of the risk control at different management scales.

Keywords: risk, occupational safety, risk-oriented approach, risk control, risk assessment, risk control methodology, risk management efficiency, mining companies.
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Zholmanov D. K., Zinovieva O. M., Merkulova A. M., Smirnova N. A. Assessment of risk management efficiency in mines. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2022;(10):166-176. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_10_0_166.

Issue number: 10
Year: 2022
Page number: 166-176
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 614.8, 331.45
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_10_0_166
Article receipt date: 03.06.2022
Date of review receipt: 25.08.2022
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.09.2022
About authors:

D.K. Zholmanov, Leading Engineer for Planning and Design, Technical Department of Abyz Mine, Kazakhmys Corporation LLP, 100012, Karaganda, Republic of Kazakhstan, e-mail:,
O.M. Zinovieva1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1416-0163,
A.M. Merkulova1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5122-3050,
N.A. Smirnova1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3566-0039,
1 National University of Science and Technology «MISiS», 119049, Moscow, Russia.


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A.M. Merkulova, e-mail:


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