Published in «Russian Journal of Labor Economics»2 / 2018
DOI: 10.18334/et.5.2.39141

Industrial safety management at Kuzbass coal mining enterprises

Smagina Svetlana Sergeevna, The Kemerovo State University, Russia

Kadnikova Oksana Vladimirovna, Russian University of Economics named after G. V. Plekhanova - (branch) Kemerovo Institute, Russia

Rolgayzer Anastasiya Aleksandrovna, Russian University of Economics named after G. V. Plekhanova - (branch) Kemerovo Institute, Russia

Управление охраной труда и промышленной безопасностью на угледобывающих предприятиях Кузбасса - View in Russian

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1. The current level of injuries at coal mining enterprises is related not only to the operation of outmoded equipment, but also to non-compliance with safety requirements.
2. Along with the traditional methods of organising occupational safe and health activities, it is legitimate to introduce new approaches and directions that would correspond to the current level of industrial safety management.
3. Methods of psychological impact on personnel (suggestion, persuasion, prohibition, etc.) help to inspire intolerance towards violators of safety requirements and lay the groundwork for full compliance with all norms and rules.
4. In order to improve the efficiency of labour protection and industrial safety it is legitimate to use manipulative techniques that can enhance the leader’s persuasion of employees ("cards juggling ", "simplification", " label sticking ", "follow everyone", etc.).
5. Methods of psychological impact in combination with financial incentives provide effective management of the personnel’s motivation for meeting safety requirements.

The article deals with the problem of mine workers occupational safety. The foreign and domestic experience of the field is analyzed. Some areas, activities and methods that meet modern requirements for ensuring occupational safety and production development, which are aimed at improving the quality of occupational safety management system, are described. The possibilities of their use in industrial safety of Kuzbass coal mining enterprises are considered. The proposed methods were implemented by JSC “Shakhta Yuzhnaya”, LLC “Kiselevsky Razrez”, the coal mining enterprises of the Kemerovo region.


accident risk, coal mining enterprise, industrial safety, injuries, occupational safety

JEL-Classification: J28, J81, M54

Smagina S.S., Kadnikova O.V., Rolgayzer A.A. (2018). Industrial safety management at Kuzbass coal mining enterprises [Upravlenie okhranoy truda i promyshlennoy bezopasnostyyu na ugledobyvayuschikh predpriyatiyakh Kuzbassa]. Russian Journal of Labor Economics, 5(2). (in Russian). – doi: 10.18334/et.5.2.39141.

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