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Lööw, J., Johansson, B., Andersson, E. & Johansson, J. (2018). Designing Ergonomic, Safe, and Attractive Mining Workplaces (1ed.). CRC Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Designing Ergonomic, Safe, and Attractive Mining Workplaces
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
Kilu, R. H., Andersson, E., Sanda, M.-A. & Uden, M. (2017). Reflections on Organizational Barriers Vis-à-Vis Women Participation in Largescale Ghanaian Mines. International Journal of Business and Social Science
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reflections on Organizational Barriers Vis-à-Vis Women Participation in Largescale Ghanaian Mines
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Business and Social Science, ISSN 2219-1933, E-ISSN 2219-6021Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

Writing from gender and organizational perspectives, this article reflects consciously with nuances upon varied effort working towards resolving the long existing binary barriers in the world of work. Working towards this goal, this article raises questions as to which organizational practices, processes, and procedures function to create participatory barriers to women in Ghanaian mine jobs. Adopting a mixed method design, the paper points to the culture of male dominance, gender biases, role models and mentorship constraints, unfriendly family work policies, and the relationship among women in male-dominated settings. These outcomes, according to the study, constitute a considerable concern for organizational development, with practical implications for industry, employment, labor relation practices, and public policy in Ghana. Therefore affirmative action among others is recommended for gender deconstruction, and promotion of gender democracy, an agenda for inclusivity, and a safety valve for poverty escapes and a compact for achieving gender equality in multinational Ghanaian mines. 

Keywords
gender, binary barriers, male-dominance, gender democracy, sustainable development, Ghanaian mines
National Category
Social Sciences Economics Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Marketing; Gender and Technology; Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63359 (URN)
Available from: 2017-05-15 Created: 2017-05-15 Last updated: 2018-06-05
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
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Safety and Multi-employer Worksites in High-risk Industries: An Overview
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
Keywords
safety, multi-employer worksites, outsourcing, subcontracting, contractors, sécurité au travail, lieux de travail multi-employeurs, impartition, sous-traitance, entrepreneur, seguridad ocupacional, lugares de trabajo multi-empleadores, impartición, sub-contratación, contratistas
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: 2018-10-03Bibliographically 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)
Note
Godkänd; 2016; 20160503 (joeloo)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
Andersson, E. & Andersson, L. (2016). Men’s agency and resistance in the gendered mining workers’ collective. In: : . Paper presented at 9th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference, Keele University, 29th June-1st July, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Men’s agency and resistance in the gendered mining workers’ collective
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Work Sciences Gender Studies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63423 (URN)
Conference
9th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference, Keele University, 29th June-1st July, 2016
Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
Lindberg, M., Andersson, E., Andersson, L. & Johansson, M. (2016). Organizational innovation for gender equality in forestry and mining. In: G. A. Alsos, U. Hytti, E. Ljunggren (Ed.), Research Handbook on Gender and Innovation: (pp. 170-186). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizational innovation for gender equality in forestry and mining
2016 (English)In: Research Handbook on Gender and Innovation / [ed] G. A. Alsos, U. Hytti, E. Ljunggren, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016, p. 170-186Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016
Keywords
Genus, innovation, organisation
National Category
Work Sciences Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61165 (URN)10.4337/9781783478132.00016 (DOI)2-s2.0-85016344146 (Scopus ID)9781783478118 (ISBN)
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2016-12-20 Created: 2016-12-20 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsson, L., Johansson, J. & Andersson, E. (2015). Identitet och genus under förändring i en gruvlig miljö (ed.). In: (Ed.), Angelika Sjöstedt Landén ; Gunilla Olofsdotter; Malin Bolin (Ed.), Sprickor, öppningar & krackeleringar: nya perspektiv på arbetsmiljö (pp. 107-123). Paper presented at . Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identitet och genus under förändring i en gruvlig miljö
2015 (Swedish)In: Sprickor, öppningar & krackeleringar: nya perspektiv på arbetsmiljö, Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet , 2015, p. 107-123Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, 2015
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology; Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-21108 (URN)b526808f-9b7e-48e7-bfb2-868a5e1c5672 (Local ID)978-91-88025-42-5 (ISBN)b526808f-9b7e-48e7-bfb2-868a5e1c5672 (Archive number)b526808f-9b7e-48e7-bfb2-868a5e1c5672 (OAI)
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20151209 (leab)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
Kilu, R. H., Andersson, E. & Sanda, M.-A. (2014). Examining Gender Equity Research in Ghanaian Mines: A Meta–Analytical Approach (ed.). In: (Ed.), (Ed.), UGBS Conference on Business and Development 2014: conference proceedings. Paper presented at UGBS Conference on Business and Development : 28/07/2014 - 31/07/2014 (pp. 264-271). Accra: University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Article ID 5.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Examining Gender Equity Research in Ghanaian Mines: A Meta–Analytical Approach
2014 (English)In: UGBS Conference on Business and Development 2014: conference proceedings, Accra: University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) , 2014, p. 264-271, article id 5Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Gender-oriented persons constitute majority of the Ghanaian population yet underrepresented in mining exploration, underground mining and mineral processing. In Ghana, the 2010 population and housing census figures on gender participation proportion in mining stood at 0.6% for females as compared to 2.0% for males. The purpose of this study is to create understanding on the politics of employing gender oriented persons in mine work, as well as identifying the organizational and socio-cultural challenges facing them. The study employed a meta-analysis technique for data collection. The results showed that some mining companies advertised their mining jobs openly expressing preferences for male employees due to general physical hardness of the conditions under which the mineworkers operate. In addition, the work demonstrates prevalence of organizational and socio-cultural barriers affecting effective participation of gender oriented persons in the mines. It is, therefore recommended the need to promote gender mainstreaming and gender equality as part of development strategies in Ghanaian mines, a situation that might enable gender oriented persons to earn a decent living from a decent workplace, allowing escape from poverty and improvement in their standard of living.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Accra: University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), 2014
Keywords
Gender, Gender oriented persons, Socio-cultural barrier, Ghanaian mines, Interdisciplinary research areas - Gender, Social sciences - Sociology, Manufacturing engineering and work sciences - Work sciences and ergonomics, Tvärvetenskapliga forskningsområden - Genus, Socialvetenskap - Sociologi, Produktion och arbetsvetenskap - Arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science; Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31694 (URN)5f3f2d6d-509f-4463-9891-46e68a9a7dcb (Local ID)978-9988-1-9561-8 (ISBN)978-9988-1-9564-9 (ISBN)5f3f2d6d-509f-4463-9891-46e68a9a7dcb (Archive number)5f3f2d6d-509f-4463-9891-46e68a9a7dcb (OAI)
Conference
UGBS Conference on Business and Development : 28/07/2014 - 31/07/2014
Note
Godkänd; 2014; 20141223 (mohami)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsson, L., Fältholm, Y., Andersson, E. & Ringblom, L. (2014). Project: Cracks in the workers’ collective – windows for change towards gender equal mining workplaces. Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Project: Cracks in the workers’ collective – windows for change towards gender equal mining workplaces
2014 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Forskningsprojektet ”Cracks in the workers’ collective – windows for change towards gender equal mining workplaces” handlar om könskonstruktioner i arbetarkollektivets förändringar inom gruvindustrin (mansdominerade arbetsplatser). Projektet pågår 2015-2017 med finansiering från FORTE (2.700.000 kr). I projektet medverkar Lena Abrahamsson, Ylva Fältholm (proj.ledare), Eira Andersson och doktorand Lisa Andersson.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology; Industrial Work Environment; Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35988 (URN)0c7a26cf-4e13-4de2-8d07-97942814a8c7 (Local ID)0c7a26cf-4e13-4de2-8d07-97942814a8c7 (Archive number)0c7a26cf-4e13-4de2-8d07-97942814a8c7 (OAI)
Note

Status: Pågående; Period: 01/01/2015 → 01/01/2018

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsson, L., Andersson, E., Fältholm, Y. & Ringblom, L. (2014). Project: Nordic Mining and the search for Women. Designing new gender equality inter-ventions. Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Project: Nordic Mining and the search for Women. Designing new gender equality inter-ventions
2014 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Detta projekt handlar om gruvföretags jämställdhetsåtgärder. Projektet leds av Eira Andersson. I projektet medverkar även doktorand Lisa Andersson. Projektet inleddes 2014 som en förstudie ”Jakten på malmen och kvinnorna: en studie om jämställd kompetensförsörjning i gruvnäringen” med finansiering från Bolidens stiftelse (150.000 kr) och LKABs stiftelse (150.000 kr) och fortsatte i forskningsprojektet ”SEARCH, Nordic Mining and the search for Women. Designing new gender equality interventions” 2014-2016 med finansiering från NordMin (2.200.000 kr). I projektet medverkar förutom LKAB och Boliden även Nordland Research Institut och Mineralklynge Nord (Norge) och University of Oulu (Finland).

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-36135 (URN)7f6ce828-cb2d-44fe-bb51-e4e4d546ba03 (Local ID)7f6ce828-cb2d-44fe-bb51-e4e4d546ba03 (Archive number)7f6ce828-cb2d-44fe-bb51-e4e4d546ba03 (OAI)
Note

Status: Pågående; Period: 15/01/2014 → 15/01/2016

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
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