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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
Nygren, M., Jakobsson, M., Andersson, E. & Johansson, B. (2017). Safety and Multi-employer Worksites in High-risk Industries: An Overview. Relations Industrielles - Industrial Relations, 72(2), 223-245
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2017 (English)In: Relations Industrielles - Industrial Relations, ISSN 0034-379X, E-ISSN 1703-8138, Vol. 72, no 2, p. 223-245Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, workplace safety in high-risk industries is explored in relation to outsourcing and multi-employer worksites. Relevant industries in this case are those that traditionally have been high-risk due to hazards in the physical work environment and the occurrence of unsafe work processes and practices, such as construction, mining and petroleum production. After conducting a comprehensive literature review, we compile a number of key terms and concepts that have been the subject of interest among researchers and divide them into three broad categories: 1- contract work characteristics; 2- structural/organizational factors and conditions; 3- cultural conditions. We conclude by discussing the results in terms of challenges for safety in these shared work settings as well as suggest directions for future research.

Abstract [fr]

Cet article se concentre sur les mesures de sécurité dans les chantiers multiemployeurs d’industries à hauts risques. Les industries concernées sont celles qui font appel à l’organisation du travail flexible et à la spécialisation, telles que la construction, l’activité minière et l’industrie pétrolière, et qui sont traditionnellement reconnues comme comportant des risques élevés à la santé à cause des dangers inhérents à l’environnement physique du travail et à l’existence de pratiques et de processus de travail non sécuritaires. Ces industries ont aussi en commun certaines caractéristiques en matière d’environnement de travail général dans des milieux de travail multi-employeurs (incluant des chaînes de sous-contractants), de même qu’en matière d’activités exercées par les entrepreneurs, justifiant ainsi le besoin d’explorer et de clarifier la situation en regard de la sécurité au travail des groupes affectés. Pour ce faire, nous avons mené un examen approfondi de 43 articles de recherches évalués par des pairs et publiés jusqu’au début avril 2015, avec une attention particulière envers les études internationales couvrant les questions de sécurité au travail dans des milieux multi-employeurs dans la construction et dans des secteurs industriels, telles l’activité minière, la production pétrolière et l’activité manufacturière. Les résultats indiquent que ces recherches ont jusqu’ici identifié un certain nombre d’enjeux-clés qui peuvent être regroupés en trois grandes catégories : 1- les caractéristiques du contrat de travail; 2- les conditions et les facteurs structurels et organisationnels; 3- les conditions culturelles. L’attention principale porte sur les dimensions structurelles et organisationnelles, à savoir comment les dispositions multi-employeurs peuvent conduire à des ruptures dans la communication et à des effets de désorganisation générale en matière de sécurité au travail. Il y a, également, un besoin de poursuivre les études sur la nature de ces facteurs et de ces conditions structurelles et organisationnelles, notamment la réalisation d’études portant sur les conséquences de l’asymétrie de pouvoir et sur la capacité des entrepreneurs d’adhérer aux règlementations et aux lois en matière de sécurité au travail. De plus, nous soutenons que la croissance de frontières organisationnelles floues dans ces réseaux, en raison de l’existence d’une importante sous-traitance et de contrats à long terme, devrait se révéler une avenue prometteuse pour les futures recherches sur la sécurité au travail dans des milieux multi-employeurs.

Abstract [es]

Este artículo focaliza las medidas de seguridad en los empleos multi-patronales de las industrias a alto riesgo. Se trata de las industrias que utilizan la organización de trabajo flexible y la especialización, tales como la construcción, la actividad minera y la producción petrolera, tradicionalmente reconocidas como actividades de alto riesgo debido a los peligros inherentes al entorno físico del trabajo y a la existencia de prácticas y procesos de trabajo inseguros. Estas industrias comparten también ciertas características comunes en materia de ambiente general de trabajo, los empleos multi-patronales (incluyendo las cadenas de subcontratación) así como las actividades ejercidas por los contratistas, confirmando así la pertinencia de explorar y esclarecer la situación respecto a la seguridad ocupacional de los grupos afectados. Para ello, se llevó a cabo un estudio exhaustivo de 43 artículos científicos publicados hasta principios de 2015, con un énfasis particular en los estudios internacionales que cubren las cuestiones de seguridad ocupacional en los empleos multi-patronales del sector de la construcción, así como de las industrias minera, petrolera y manufacturera. Los resultados muestran que las investigaciones anteriores se han centrado en una serie de cuestiones claves que pueden ser reagrupados en tres grandes categorías: 1) las características del contrato de trabajo; 2) las condiciones y factores estructurales y organizacionales; 3) las condiciones culturales. La atención principal es puesta en las dimensiones estructurales y organizaciones, así, por ejemplo, cómo los acuerdos entre múltiples empleadores pueden conducir a rupturas en la comunicación y provocar efectos de desorganización general en materia de seguridad. Se constata, sin embargo, la necesidad de continuar los estudios sobre la naturaleza de dichos factores y las condiciones estructurales y organizacionales, y de realizar estudios sobre las consecuencias de la asimetría de poder y la capacidad de los contratistas de adherir a las leyes y reglamentaciones en materia de seguridad ocupacional. Es más, sostenemos que el crecimiento de fronteras organizacionales nebulosas en esas redes, debido a la amplitud de impartición externa y de los contratos a largo tiempo, puede constituir una vía prometedora para futuras investigaciones sobre la seguridad ocupacional en los lugares de trabajo multipatronales.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Universite Laval - Departement des Relations Industrielles, 2017
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-64631 (URN)000403656400001 ()
Note

Validerad;2017;Nivå 2;2017-06-29 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-06-29 Created: 2017-06-29 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
Johansson, B. & Johansson, J. (2016). Deep Mining, Health, and Safety Aspects. In: Günter Tiess; Tapan Majumder; Peter D Cameron (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy: . Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Deep Mining, Health, and Safety Aspects
2016 (English)In: Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy / [ed] Günter Tiess; Tapan Majumder; Peter D Cameron, Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2016
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61491 (URN)10.1007/978-3-642-40871-7_26-1 (DOI)978-3-642-40871-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-01-17 Created: 2017-01-17 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Lööw, J., Johansson, B. & Andersson, E. (2016). Designing the Safe and Attractive Mine (ed.). Paper presented at . Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Designing the Safe and Attractive Mine
2016 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2016. p. 142
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment; Human Work Science; Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-24784 (URN)c82ab3f9-242a-4b62-a564-cc479cd690a0 (Local ID)978-91-7583-617-1 (ISBN)c82ab3f9-242a-4b62-a564-cc479cd690a0 (Archive number)c82ab3f9-242a-4b62-a564-cc479cd690a0 (OAI)
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Godkänd; 2016; 20160503 (joeloo)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsson, L., Segerstedt, E., Nygren, M., Johansson, J., Johansson, B., Edman, I. & Åkerlund, A. (2014). Mining and Sustainable Development: Gender, Diversity and Work Conditions in Mining (ed.). Paper presented at . Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
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2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Swedish mining companies and surrounding mining communities face many challenges when it comes to social sustainable development. For example, a strong mining workplace culture and community identity can create both strong cohesion but also lead to exclusion of certain groups, rejection of new ideas and reinforce traditional, masculine values. Other challenges include recruitment, as well as health and safety in relation to an increased use of contractors and automation of mining. The social dimension is relatively underdeveloped in studies of sustainable development in general and the mining industry in particular. This report reviews research on social sustainable development and mining with a special focus on (1) diversity of lifestyles, (2) gender, and (3) work conditions. Swedish and international research is reviewed and knowledge gaps are identified. All three areas of research can be regarded as relatively mature and they give important contributions to ourunderstanding of social sustainable development in relation to the mining sector even if they not always explicitly refer to it as such. There is a lack of research that links attitudes, policies and activities within companies to their impact on the wider society, and vice versa. Future research should also include the development of methods and indicators for social sustainability relevant for mining.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2014. p. 52
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology; Human Work Science; Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-22248 (URN)21a9151b-3070-4ace-ac40-3c5d9fc9210c (Local ID)21a9151b-3070-4ace-ac40-3c5d9fc9210c (Archive number)21a9151b-3070-4ace-ac40-3c5d9fc9210c (OAI)
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Godkänd; 2014; 20141114 (leab)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved
Shooks, M., Johansson, B., Andersson, E. & Lööw, J. (2014). Safety and Health in European Mining: A report on safety and health, statistics, tools and laws, produced for the I2Mine (Innovative Technologies and Concepts for the Intelligent Deep Mine of the Future) project. (ed.). Paper presented at . Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Safety and Health in European Mining: A report on safety and health, statistics, tools and laws, produced for the I2Mine (Innovative Technologies and Concepts for the Intelligent Deep Mine of the Future) project.
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2014. p. 112
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment; Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-22387 (URN)2ae3b20d-45ac-46aa-83ea-864dcec1c57d (Local ID)978-91-7583-616-4 (ISBN)2ae3b20d-45ac-46aa-83ea-864dcec1c57d (Archive number)2ae3b20d-45ac-46aa-83ea-864dcec1c57d (OAI)
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Godkänd; 2014; 20141217 (joeloo)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
Johansson, B. & Johansson, J. (2014). The new attractive mine: 36 research areas for attractive workplaces in future deep metal mining (ed.). Paper presented at . International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, 5(4), 350-361
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2014 (English)In: International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, ISSN 1754-890X, E-ISSN 1754-8918, Vol. 5, no 4, p. 350-361Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Future efficient mining operations will be dependent upon a highlycompetent and well motivated work force, on all levels. The mining companieswill have to recruit their personnel from a limited group of talented individualswith high demands and expectations on future work. In order to be successfulwith this, the companies must offer attractive workplaces that are safe, sound,interesting and can offer challenging work tasks too. In this paper we discuss anumber of potential challenges for the future mining industry based on the factthat the majority of the mines are expected to be deeper and located in remoteareas. Our intention is to illustrate a possible way forward for the miningindustry. We start by describing a vision for such a safe and attractive mine.After that we present a comprehensive and possible research agenda necessaryfor creating the ‘New Attractive Mine’.

Keywords
Manufacturing engineering and work sciences - Work sciences and ergonomics, Produktion och arbetsvetenskap - Arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment; Human Work Science; Future mining (AERI)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-10728 (URN)10.1504/IJMME.2014.066582 (DOI)2-s2.0-84920090869 (Scopus ID)99253330-7806-4e60-8628-24a3182ad520 (Local ID)99253330-7806-4e60-8628-24a3182ad520 (Archive number)99253330-7806-4e60-8628-24a3182ad520 (OAI)
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Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; 20141214 (jajo)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Sanda, M.-A., Johansson, J., Johansson, B. & Abrahamsson, L. (2014). Using systemic structural activity approach in identifying strategies enhancing human performance in mining production drilling activity (ed.). Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 15(3), 262-282
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2014 (English)In: Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, ISSN 1463-922X, E-ISSN 1464-536X, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 262-282Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article seeks to identify performance-enhancing strategies that could be used to improve and optimise human–technology collaboration in rock drilling ‘activity’ in deep mines. Results from the analysis of miners’ motor actions during rock drilling activity showed that by using procedurally driven strategies, they were able to perform simultaneously two specific tasks that required high levels of concentration and visual control in the normal visual field available to them from inside the protective cabin of the high-technology equipment they were using. The miners simultaneously combine their mental actions and motor actions in recognising and remedying the constraining effects of unfamiliar stimuli during the rock drilling task. It is concluded that the functional efficiency and effectiveness of rock drilling as well as the miner’s productive performance infuture automated and digitised deep mines could be enhanced by identifying the procedural characteristics of their performance-enhancing actions and operational strategies.

Keywords
systemic structural analysis, procedural and declarative knowledge, digitised deep mine, performance- enhancing strategy, Social sciences - Sociology, Social sciences - Psychology, Manufacturing engineering and work sciences - Work sciences and ergonomics, Socialvetenskap - Sociologi, Socialvetenskap - Psykologi, Produktion och arbetsvetenskap - Arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment; Human Work Science; Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-11446 (URN)10.1080/1463922X.2012.705916 (DOI)2-s2.0-84900308543 (Scopus ID)a69205ab-58d6-469f-9512-6abb8963780b (Local ID)a69205ab-58d6-469f-9512-6abb8963780b (Archive number)a69205ab-58d6-469f-9512-6abb8963780b (OAI)
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Validerad; 2014; 20120813 (mohami)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J., Abrahamsson, L. & Johansson, B. (2012). Future metal mining: a research overview (ed.). In: (Ed.), (Ed.), Proceedings of MPES 2012: . Paper presented at International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection : 28/11/2012 - 30/11/2012.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Future metal mining: a research overview
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of MPES 2012, 2012Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment; Gender and Technology; Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39333 (URN)e060a943-be2a-4c9b-ba42-d38c8401b212 (Local ID)e060a943-be2a-4c9b-ba42-d38c8401b212 (Archive number)e060a943-be2a-4c9b-ba42-d38c8401b212 (OAI)
Conference
International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection : 28/11/2012 - 30/11/2012
Note
Godkänd; 2012; 20130521 (ysko)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
Sanda, M.-A., Johansson, J., Johansson, B. & Abrahamsson, L. (2012). Using systemic approach to identify performance enhancing strategies of rock drilling activity in deep mines (ed.). In: (Ed.), Kay M. Stanney; Kelly S. Hale (Ed.), Advances in Cognitive Engineering and Neuroergonomics: (pp. 135-144). Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Using systemic approach to identify performance enhancing strategies of rock drilling activity in deep mines
2012 (English)In: Advances in Cognitive Engineering and Neuroergonomics / [ed] Kay M. Stanney; Kelly S. Hale, Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group , 2012, p. 135-144Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper looked at the need for understanding the sociotechnical and psychosocial characteristics of rock drilling activity in deep mines that could lead to the harmonization of the human, technological, and organizational components of the work systems. The aim is to identify performance enhancing strategies that could be used to improve and optimize human-technology collaboration in rock drilling activity in deep mines. Guided by the systemic structural activity theory, data was collected by video recording two skilled miners engaged in two separate rock drilling activities using a high technology drilling machine at a Swedish underground mine. Using the systemic analytical approach, the data obtained were analyzed morphologically and functionally. In the morphological analysis, the constructive features of the rock drilling activity, entailing the logical and spatio-temporal organization of the cognitive behavioral actions and operations involved, were described. In describing the structure of the production drilling activity, the work process was subdivided into tasks. These tasks were analyzed individually in terms of the miners’ mental and motor actions and operations. In the functional analysis, the actions and operations entailed in the rock drilling activity were appraised qualitatively, using systemic principles to identify potential strategies of activity performance. Results from analysis of the miners’ motors actions during the rock drilling activity showed that by using implicit driven strategies, they were able to perform simultaneously two specific tasks that required high levels of concentration and visual control in the normal visual field available to them from inside the protective cabin of the high technology equipment they were using. One task involved the miners’ use of both hands to operate joysticks to control the movements of two robotic arm drills (boomers). The miners other task entailed the visual location of drilling spots on a computer generated drilling surface spots map, and then guiding the robotic arms to the corresponding drill spots marked on the rock surfaces on which the drilling occurs. It is also found that despite the high level of concentration required in performing these two simultaneous tasks, the miners use their implicit knowledge of the rocks and the characteristics of sounds produced by the engagement between the robotic arm drill and the rock surface to enhance their performances. They simultaneously combine their mental actions and motor actions in recognizing and remedying the constraining effects of unfamiliar stimuli during the rock drilling activity. It is concluded that the functional efficiency and effectiveness of rock drilling activity as well as the miner’s productive performance in future automated and digitized deep mines could be enhanced by identifying the implicit characteristics of their performance enhancing actions and operational strategies. Such implicit characteristics of action and operational strategies are used by miners to facilitate the simultaneous functioning of their motor and mental actions, and by implication, enhance their productiveness and task performances in the rock drilling activity in the deep mines. This understanding has future implications in designing a very efficient and effective human-technology collaboration in a highly digitized deep mine work system.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Keywords
Work system, Systemic analysis, performance enhancing strategy, Rock drilling activity, digitised deep mine, Social sciences - Sociology, Manufacturing engineering and work sciences - Work sciences and ergonomics, Socialvetenskap - Sociologi, Produktion och arbetsvetenskap - Arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment; Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35582 (URN)a2918120-fd2b-4349-998b-21e3e5bebef4 (Local ID)978-1-4398-7016-7 (ISBN)978-1-4398-7017-4 (ISBN)a2918120-fd2b-4349-998b-21e3e5bebef4 (Archive number)a2918120-fd2b-4349-998b-21e3e5bebef4 (OAI)
Note
Godkänd; 2012; 20120813 (mohami)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
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