Human errors as a factor of production risk in the mining industry

Authors: Vinogradova O.V.

In modern conditions, improving the safety and efficiency of mining enterprises is impossible without assessing organizational risks. The existing huge knowledge base that has been accumulated by the practice of mining and research in mining science allows designing mining enterprises with a high degree of protection against dangerous and harmful factors for its personnel, but does not ensure safety from the influence of the human factor itself. To solve the scientific problem of ensuring the safety of the main production processes of mining, scientists at the time developed the classification of human errors. This article discusses the most widely used classification of personnel errors. The main types are errors and violations. Studying the identified errors, by management levels and at workplaces related to the human factor, helps to develop the necessary safety measures when assessing organizational risks. And also to increase the efficiency of work, it is necessary to solve the corresponding problems, which are to determine the role of the human factor and identify the main mistakes of staff.

Keywords: organization of production, efficiency, safety, human factor, human errors, industrial safety management, erroneous actions, types of errors, classification of errors, organizational risks.
For citation:

Vinogradova O.V. Human errors as a factor of production risk in the mining industry. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2020;(6-1):137-145. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-610-137-145.

Issue number: 6
Year: 2020
Page number: 137-145
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.8
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-61-0-137-145
Article receipt date: 11.03.2020
Date of review receipt: 18.11.2019
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 20.05.2020
About authors:

Vinogradova O.V., Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Associate Professor of the Department of BEGP, е-mail:, National university of science and technology «MISIS», Russia.

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