Special evaluation study of mine personnel working conditions

DOI: 10.30686/1609-9192-2019-1-143-42-44

A.G. Chebotarev

The article presents the analysis of methodological approaches to a special evaluation study of working conditions (SESWC). The results of SESWC performed in underground and surface mining operations are described. It has been found that as compared with the results of earlier workplace certification the classification of working conditions has been altered. The number of workplaces of the harmful 3rd category (particularly those of the 3rd and 4th levels of health hazard) has been cut, while the number of those belonging to the 1st and 2nd categories (optimal, permissible) has been increased. The fluctuation range of the results of SESWCs of one or another category at mines of a similar-type line is rather wide. The obtained results raise the question of SESWC results credibility and correctness of their application in the analysis of occupational morbidity at mines.

Key words: mines, special evaluation study of working conditions, production factors, occupational morbidity

Mining Industry Journal №1 (143) 2019, p.42