Improving the reliability of the functioning of the occupational safety system is a means of reducing production risk

Authors: Galkin A. V.

The article presents a generalized result of the analysis of the reasons for the unreliable functioning of the elements of the production safety system at mining enterprises, which showed that each violation is the result of partial or complete failure to fulfill functional responsibilities in terms of labor protection and industrial safety at all levels of production management. The main reason for non-fulfillment of functional responsibilities is the presence in the production process of formed and uncontrollably developing production situations characterized by a high probability of occurrence of negative events. The basis of the emergence of such situations is a production conflict, the essence of which is the contradiction between the tasks of ensuring the planned volume of production and the tasks of ensuring labor safety. The publication provides a justification that in order to reduce the likelihood of negative events, it is necessary to assess production risks at the production planning stage, which cause conscious and unconscious violations of occupational safety and industrial safety requirements by personnel.

The above-mentioned organizational aspects of planning and implementation of activities at mining enterprises formed the basis of methodological principles for improving the reliability of safety and production efficiency:
– it is necessary that the key criterion in making management decisions is both the risk of possible injuries and accidents, and the risk of failure of the production task;
– the activity of managers at each level of production management should be based on an adequate assessment of production risk;
– an integral part of managing the risk of injuries and accidents, as well as the risk of disruption of production tasks, should be constant monitoring of internal and external environmental factors, qualitative characteristics of production and labor processes, as well as structural and functional relationships of the production safety system necessary for preventive measures.

Keywords: mining enterprise, production risk, reliability of system elements, labor protection management system, industrial safety management system, conscious and unconscious violations of safety requirements, dangerous production situation, production planning, production organization, industrial conflict, industrial injury, injuries.
For citation:

Galkin A. V. Improving the reliability of the functioning of the occupational safety system is a means of reducing production risk. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2022;(5—2):220—232. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_52_0_220.

Issue number: 5
Year: 2022
Page number: 220-232
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.861
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_52_0_220
Article receipt date: 01.10.2021
Date of review receipt: 14.03.2022
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.04.2022
About authors:

Galkin A. V., Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Head of the Laboratory of Industrial Risks, https://orcid. org / 0000-0002-3259-7775 LLC “Scientific Research Institute of Efficiency and Safety of Mining Production”, 454048, Chelyabinsk, ul. Enthusiasts, 30, office 714; a.val.galkin@, Russia.

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