Industrial safety management at mining enterprises in Kazakhstan

One of the main vectors for the development of a mining enterprise should be the formation and consistent implementation of key tasks in the field of occupational health and safety. The research conducted by the authors is devoted to the experience of introducing the concept of “zero injuries” by mining enterprises, as well as organizational solutions to improve industrial safety. The article presents the main aspects of the “iceberg theory” developed by
H.W. Heinrich. The adapted Bradley curve, which is used at one of the leading enterprises of Kazakhstan “ArcelorMittal Temirtau”, the analysis of occupational diseases in the coal and steel departments of the enterprise, the developed step-by-step algorithm for guidance on reducing the level of injuries are presented. During the research, the effect of the introduction of technologies to prevent industrial injuries at the enterprise was studied. The authors present the results of the implementation of the concept of “zero injury”, which is reasonably the most productive approach to ensure comfortable and safe work of people in the mining industry, an analytical review of the pyramid of occupational injuries formed by the management of “ArcelorMittal Temirtau” has been made. On specific examples, the advantages of using technologies for industrial safety at work, contributing to the effective reduction of injuries, are revealed. The results of the implementation of the company’s programs aimed at preventing occupational diseases are presented.


Keywords: industrial injuries, the concept of “zero” injuries, “iceberg theory”, Bradley curve, occupational morbidity, implementation of the “Health” program, safety, working conditions.
For citation:

Gelmanova Z.S., Bazarov B.A., Mezentseva A.V., Konakbaeva A.N., Toleshov A.K. Industrial safety management at mining enterprises in Kazakhstan. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2021;(2—1):184-198. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2021-21-0-184-198.

Issue number: 2
Year: 2021
Page number: 184-198
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 331.45
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2021-21-0-184-198
Article receipt date: 15.12.2020
Date of review receipt: 29.12.2020
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 01.02.2021
About authors:

Gelmanova Z.S.1, Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Professor of the Department of Economics and Business, Karaganda Industrial University, ; e-mail:;
Bazarov B.A.1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor of the Department of Construction;
Mezentseva A.V.1, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Construction;
Konakbaeva A.N.1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Professor of the Department of Construction;
Toleshov A.K.2, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Associate Professor;
1 Karaganda Industrial University, Temirtau, Kazakhstan;
2 NUST «MISiS», Moscow, Russia.


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