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Johansson, J., Johansson, B., Lööw, J., Nygren, M. & Abrahamsson, L. (2018). Attracting young people to the mining industry: six recommendations. International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, 9(2), 94-108
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2018 (English)In: International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, ISSN 1754-890X, E-ISSN 1754-8918, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 94-108Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present workforce in the mining industry is ageing, and mining companies have difficulties recruiting young people who are not particularly interested in working in the industry. Simultaneously, mining companies tend to rely on contractors that offer volume flexibility and expertise, often in a combination that is economically appealing. This makes recruitment and development of the whole of the mining workforce complex. To recruit the right workforce, mining companies and their contractors need to cooperate and improve their knowledge about both attractive and repelling work features so that they can make wiser strategic decisions based on facts. On the basis of a Swedish context, we discuss different aspects of attractive workplaces and summarise our 'lessons learned' in six recommendations dealing with general health and safety issues, work organisation, competence development, gender equality, social responsibility and outsourcing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2018
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-68898 (URN)10.1504/IJMME.2018.091967 (DOI)2-s2.0-85047609834 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 1;2018-05-25 (andbra)

Available from: 2018-05-25 Created: 2018-05-25 Last updated: 2018-08-21Bibliographically approved
Bao, J., Zhang, J., Shi, S. & Johansson, J. (2018). Cleaner production assessment of group company based on improved AHP and grey relational analysis. Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, 35(1), 439-444
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cleaner production assessment of group company based on improved AHP and grey relational analysis
2018 (English)In: Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, ISSN 1064-1246, E-ISSN 1875-8967, Vol. 35, no 1, p. 439-444Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Cleaner production assessment is a measure of the state and level of cleaner production, also a necessary method of promoting cleaner production in enterprises. For the purpose of the improvement of cleaner production of enterprises, improved Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) model and grey relational analysis (GRA) are used to assess the same nature of the three enterprises of one group with seven quantitative indicators concordant with the Cleaner Production Report. The results are consistent with the clean production reports from three enterprises, which show that the integrated methods are feasible and objective, and can be used as a tool for internal cleaner production assessment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2018
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-70249 (URN)10.3233/JIFS-169601 (DOI)000440330300040 ()2-s2.0-85051366256 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-08-07 (andbra)

Available from: 2018-08-07 Created: 2018-08-07 Last updated: 2018-08-24Bibliographically approved
Lööw, J., Johansson, B., Andersson, E. & Johansson, J. (2018). Designing Ergonomic, Safe, and Attractive Mining Workplaces (1ed.). CRC Press
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2018 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The mining industry has experienced important improvements with regard to its safety record and work environment. But there is still room for further improvement and the mining industry now faces the challenge of securing a future workforce: The current workforce is aging, and mining work increasingly requires a more qualified workforce. Designing Ergonomic, Safe, and Attractive Mining Workplaces seeks to give an understanding of what must be considered in the design of mining workplaces. By reviewing and discussing the historic and current development of the mining industry as well as problems related to the safety, ergonomics, and attractiveness of mining workplaces, it demonstrates that the challenges facing the mining industry often need to be solved on a case-to-case basis.

The processes through which these issues are managed are of significant importance. To facilitate a proactive approach, the book covers the principles of systematic work environment management, together with examples of methods for risk management and work environment monitoring. It introduces a systematic and iterative design and planning method for the mining industry. This method acknowledges that all relevant stakeholders must be able to influence the design of ergonomic, safe, and attractive mining workplaces.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CRC Press, 2018. p. 162 Edition: 1
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71645 (URN)9781138092211 (ISBN)9781315107332 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2019-01-07Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J. (2018). Future work: Utopia or dystopia?. In: Editors Johan Frishammar Åsa Ericson (Ed.), Addressing Societal Challenges: (pp. 39-52). Luleå: Luleå University of Technology
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2018 (English)In: Addressing Societal Challenges / [ed] Editors Johan Frishammar Åsa Ericson, Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, 2018, p. 39-52Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Work is a central part of our lives in many aspects. Half ofour awake time is for most of us performed as paid work. Atwork, we create the values we need to live the life we desire.At work, we are socialized and shaped into the human beingswe are. We are all concerned about how our work willbe in the future; will we be able to handle the new technologyor will we be replaced by a robot? These are important questionsbut at the same time we must be aware that the futurework is shaped here and now. LTU should be an active partwhen we create the work of the future. This means that weneed to get a picture of what is happening and then relateto that development but we also need a vision of where wewant to go

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, 2018
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-68009 (URN)978-91-7790-061-0 (ISBN)978-91-7790-073-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-19 Created: 2018-03-19 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved
Jiangdong, B., Johansson, J. & Zhang, J. (2017). An occupational disease assessment of the mining industry's occupational health and safety management system based on FMEA and an improved AHP model. Sustainability, 9(1), Article ID 94.
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2017 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 9, no 1, article id 94Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In order to effectively analyze, control, and prevent occupational health risk and ensure the reliability of the weight, a method based on FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis) and an improved AHP (analytic hierarchy process) model was established. The occupational disease of the occupational health and safety management system (OHSAS18001) of the mining industry in the southwest of Hubei Province is taken as an example, the three most significant risk factors (dust, noise, and gas) are selected as the research objects, the FMEA method is used, an expert questionnaire is carried out to establish the comprehensive assessment matrix of each indicator according to the RPN (risk priority number) value, and, finally, a case study is conducted through the FMEA and the improved AHP model The results show that the occupational disease of the mining industry's occupational health and safety management system belongs to a "general" grade, which is in line with the physical examination results of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Ezhou City in 2015. The improved AHP and FMEA comprehensive assessment model of occupational disease is proved feasible. This method can be incorporated in the process management of the enterprise for the purpose of occupational disease prevention in advance and continuous improvement on the occupational health and safety of employees. Additionally, the area research on this integrated model should be optimized continually in actual situations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2017
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61971 (URN)10.3390/su9010094 (DOI)000394842700092 ()2-s2.0-85011026199 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-02-13 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-02-13 Created: 2017-02-13 Last updated: 2018-11-16Bibliographically approved
Jiangdong, B., Johansson, J. & Jingdong, Z. (2017). Comprehensive Evaluation on Employee Satisfaction of Mine Occupational Health and Safety Management System based on Improved AHP and 2-Tuple Linguistic Information. Sustainability, 9(1), Article ID 133.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comprehensive Evaluation on Employee Satisfaction of Mine Occupational Health and Safety Management System based on Improved AHP and 2-Tuple Linguistic Information
2017 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 9, no 1, article id 133Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In order to comprehensively evaluate the employee satisfaction of mine occupational health and safety management system, an analytic method based on fuzzy analytic hierarchy process and 2-tuple linguistic model was established. Based on the establishment of 5 first-grade indicators and 20 second-grade ones, method of improved AHP and the time-orderedWeighted Averaging Operator (T-OWA) model is constructed. The results demonstrate that the employee satisfaction of the mine occupational health and safety management system is of the ‘general’ rank. The method including the evaluation of employee satisfaction and the quantitative analysis of language evaluation information ensures the authenticity of the language evaluation information

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2017
Keywords
employee satisfaction; mine; OHSAS18001; improved AHP; 2-tuple linguistic information
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61933 (URN)10.3390/su9010133 (DOI)000394842700131 ()2-s2.0-85011255986 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-02-14 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-02-09 Created: 2017-02-09 Last updated: 2018-11-16Bibliographically approved
Jiangdong, B., Johansson, J. & Jingdong, Z. (2017). Research on the Sustainable Development of Mining Industry OHSAS18001 Based on IFE and EFE Matrix. International Journal of Engineering and Technology, 9(6), 485-491
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Research on the Sustainable Development of Mining Industry OHSAS18001 Based on IFE and EFE Matrix
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Engineering and Technology, ISSN 1793-8236, E-ISSN 1793-8244, Vol. 9, no 6, p. 485-491Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The sustainable development of mining occupational health and safety management system is inseparable from its internal and external environment. Through IFE and EFE matrix models, the key internal and external factors affecting the sustainable development of some mining in the Southwest of the Hubei Province are analyzed. Then entropy method is adopted to determine the weight of each key factor. According to the weighted total score ranking, the most important internal and external key factors affecting China's sustainable development include the following: not enough detailed degree of hazard identification, not enough safety awareness, lack of contingency plans to assess the timely exercise, not enough deep mining of internal audit, impact of relevant laws and regulations on enterprises, impact of the interested parties on the changing requirements of the enterprise, risk management brought by interested parties, risk management of product life cycle, and changes in the market environment for enterprises to put forward new requirements. In this paper, combined with OHSAS18001 operation condition of the mining in the Southwest of Hubei Province, seven suggestions for improvement are put forward which provide valuable reference for the sustainable development of mining OHSAS18001. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IACSIT International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology Press, 2017
Keywords
OHSAS18001, sustainable development, IFE and EFE Matrix, entropy method
National Category
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63233 (URN)10.7763/IJET.2017.V9.1021 (DOI)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 1;2018-04-18 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-05-04 Created: 2017-05-04 Last updated: 2018-11-20Bibliographically approved
Berglund, L., Johansson, J., Johansson, M., Nygren, M., Rask, K., Samuelsson, B. & Stenberg, M. (2017). Risker och säkerhetsarbete i byggbranschen: En kunskapssammanställning baserad på internationell forskning. Lund: Institutionen för designvetenskaper (LTH), Lunds universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Risker och säkerhetsarbete i byggbranschen: En kunskapssammanställning baserad på internationell forskning
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Institutionen för designvetenskaper (LTH), Lunds universitet, 2017. p. 90
Series
Arbetsliv i omvandling, ISSN 1404-8426 ; 2017:03
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-69121 (URN)978-91-87521-13-3 (ISBN)978-91-87521-12-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-06-05 Created: 2018-06-05 Last updated: 2018-09-18Bibliographically approved
Lööw, J., Nygren, M. & Johansson, J. (2017). Säkerhet i svensk gruvindustri: 30 år av sänkta olycksfallsfrekvenser - och den fortsatta vägen framåt. Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I denna studie undersöker vi olycksfallsutvecklingen och säkerhetsrelaterade initiativ inom den svenska gruvindustrin de senaste 30 åren, samt ger förslag på fokusområden för att ytterligare öka säkerheten.

Studien har fyra delar. I den första delen redogör vi för tidigare internationell forskning med fokus på säkerhet i gruvindustrin generellt och olycksfall specifikt. Vi gör även en fördjupning i frågan om mätbarhet och säkerhetsindikatorer. I den andra delen gör vi en analys av statistik som finns att tillgå via relevanta statistikleverantörer. Den tredje delen innehåller en intervjustudie med representanter från två svenska gruvföretag med fokus på vilka tekniska, organisatoriska och strukturella förändringar och initiativ som kan ha bidragit till den sjunkande olycksfallsfrekvensen de senaste 30 åren. I den fjärde delen analyseras resultaten och förslag ges på vidare fokusområden lämpade för en huvudstudie. Vi ämnar i och med detta att lägga grunden för en färdplan för gruvindustrins framtida arbete med att ytterligare förbättra olycksfallsfrekvensen inom industrin för att sedermera ta fram ett förslag för ett fullskaligt innovationsprojekt, där dessa frågor utvecklas, konkretiseras och analyseras djupare.

Vi tydliggör i studien vilka direkta såväl som indirekta åtgärder som två olika företag i den svenska gruvindustrin har genomfört i syfte att sänka olycksfallsfrekvenserna, genom såväl dokumentstudier som intervjuer med representanter från dessa två företag. Dessa studier ger en inblick i hur de direkta (exempelvis säkerhetskulturprogram) som indirekta (exempelvis automatisering) initiativen kan ha bidragit till att sänka olycksfallsfrekvenserna.

En ytterligare aspekt som vi täcker in är hur svensk gruvindustrin beskrivs av publikt tillgänglig statistik, hur denna statistik kan användas för att t.ex. utvärdera arbetsmiljö- och säkerhetsinitiativ i vidare studier, samt till vilken grad denna statistik kan användas som indikator för t.ex. arbetsmiljö. Detta har undersökts genom att undersöka de största relevanta statistikleverantörerna: Arbetsmiljöverket, Statistiska centralbyrån, SveMin, AFA Försäkring och Sveriges geologiska undersökning.

Resultaten visar att olycksfallsfrekvensen inom den svenska gruvindustrin har sjunkit påtagligt under de senaste 30 åren och att detta vanligen tillskrivs omfattande förändringar inom teknik samt krav på systematiskt arbetsmiljöarbete och nya organisationsformer. Detta gäller för båda undersökta företag. Branschen är dock fortfarande i behov av utvärdering av den relativa effekten av dessa förändringar, samt hur de olika faktorerna har påverkat varandra. Även i forskningen finns här en tydlig kunskapslucka.

Abstract [en]

In this study, we investigate the accident trend and safety initiatives within the Swedish mining industry during the past 30 years, and suggest focus areas to further increase workplace safety.

The study has four parts. In the first part we investigate international research with focus on safety in the mining industry generally and accidents specifically. We also examine the question of measurability and safety indicators. In the second part, we analyse the statistics that are available through relevant statistics providers. The third part contains an interview study with representatives from two Swedish mining company that focused on the technical, organisational and structural changes and initiatives that may have contributed to the declining rate of accidents in the past 30 years. In the fourth part, we analyse the results and make suggestions for further focus-areas suitable for a main study. With this, we intend to lay the foundation for a roadmap for the mining industry’s future efforts to further improve the accident rate in the industry and to subsequently develop a proposal for a full-scale innovation project, where these issues are developed, concretised and analysed deeper.

In the study, we clarify, through the use of both document and interview studies, the direct and indirect measures two different companies in the Swedish mining industry have implemented in order to reduce accident frequency. These studies provide an insight into how the direct (e.g. safety programmes) and indirect (e.g. automation) initiatives may have contributed to lower accident rates.

An additional aspect that we cover is how the Swedish mining industry is described by public statistics, how these statistics can be used to e.g. evaluate the work environment and safety initiatives in further studies, as well as the degree to which these statistics can be used as an indicator for e.g. the working environment. This was investigated by examining the most relevant statistics providers: The Swedish Work Environment Authority, Statistics Sweden, SveMin, AFA Insurance, and the Geological Survey of Sweden.

The results show that the accident rate within the Swedish mining industry has dropped significantly over the past 30 years and that this drop can be attributed to extensive changes in technology and requirements for systematic work environment management and new forms of organization. This applies to both investigated companies. The industry is still in need of evaluation of the relative impact of these changes as well as how the different factors have influenced each other. In the research, too, there is an obvious knowledge gap.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2017. p. 49
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63440 (URN)
Projects
Rekommendationer för att minska olycksfall i svensk gruvindustri
Funder
VINNOVA, 2016-02600
Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J., Abrahamsson, L., Bergvall-Kåreborn, B., Fältholm, Y., Grane, C. & Wykowska, A. (2017). Work and Organization in a Digital Industrial Context. Management Revue, 28(3), 281-297
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2017 (English)In: Management Revue, ISSN 0935-9915, E-ISSN 1861-9908, Vol. 28, no 3, p. 281-297Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There are clear signs that digitalization attempts such as Industry 4.0 will becomemore apparent in workplaces. This development requires reflections and considerationsso we do not create more problems than we solve. In our paper, we have raisedseveral questions related to the Industry 4.0 that need answers: Is Industry 4.0 a discourse,an organizational model, or just technology? Does the requirement for flexibilitycall for a new labour market? How will Industry 4.0 affect competence andskill requirements? Will Industry 4.0 encourage a new gender order? Will Industry4.0 take over dangerous routine work or will old work environmental problems appearin new contexts and for other groups of workers? Can we rely on robots aswork mates or will they spy on us and report to management? Based on our analysis,we addressed four knowledge gaps that need more research in relation to thedigitalization of work: The relationship between new technology, working conditions,qualifications, identity, and gender; the future of the workers' collective;crowdsourcing in an industrial context; and human-machine interaction with a focuson integrity issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2017
Keywords
Work, Organization, Labour, Gender, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things
National Category
Work Sciences Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Human Work Sciences; Engineering Psychology; Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66497 (URN)10.5771/0935-9915-2017-3-281 (DOI)2-s2.0-85048265221 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2017;Nivå 1;2017-11-10 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-11-08 Created: 2017-11-08 Last updated: 2018-06-21Bibliographically approved
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