Influence of ecological conditions on risk of injuries and occupational illness in Russia’s Arctic Zone

The level of occupational injuries and diseases remains very high in the Arctic Zone of Russia as compared with the regions in more favorable climatic conditions, which is governed by arduous working conditions and hostile environment. In connection with this, it is highly relevant to reveal the structure of risk in the Arctic Zone and to correlate the risk with the index of ecological condition of the region to identify the top-priority trends toward enhancement of occupational safety and resource development efficiency. The article presents the occupational disease and injury risk analysis in the Arctic regions of Russia over a period of 12 years and proves the correlation between the indicators considered. Then, based on the proposed procedure, the background and industrial risks are calculated for each region in the Arctic Zone, and the risk structure confirms the influence of the background risk on the general risk. The research of the correlation between the background risks and cumulative index of ecological situation in the region reveals a linear dependence with the high coefficient of correlation. It is proved that improvement of ecological situation in the region goes with the reduction in the background risks, which, in its turn, entails the decrease in the general risks of industrial injury and occupational disease rate.

Keywords: Arctic Zone, mining industry, labor protection, occupational safety, risk-oriented approach, industrial injury risk, occupational illness risk, background risk, ecological conditions, correlation analysis.
For citation:

Prokhorova E. A., Gendler S. G., Fazylov I. R. Influence of ecological conditions on risk of injuries and occupational illness in Russia’s Arctic Zone. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2024;(6):105-122. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2024_6_0_105.

Issue number: 6
Year: 2024
Page number: 105-122
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622:331.45
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2024_6_0_105
Article receipt date: 24.12.2023
Date of review receipt: 25.01.2024
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.05.2024
About authors:

E.A. Prokhorova1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5018-1773,
S.G. Gendler1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7721-7246,
I.R. Fazylov1, Graduate Student, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7975-9471,
1 Empress Catherine II Saint-Petersburg Mining University, 199106, Saint-Petersburg, Russia


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