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Lundmark, F., Öhrling, T., Sundström, E. & Johansson, J. (2023). Attraktiva arbetsplatser genom Industri 4.0: Slutrapport. Luleå tekniska universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Attraktiva arbetsplatser genom Industri 4.0: Slutrapport
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå tekniska universitet, 2023. p. 45
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Work Sciences
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-103335 (URN)978-91-8048-264-6 (ISBN)978-91-8048-265-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-15 Created: 2023-12-15 Last updated: 2024-01-18Bibliographically approved
Sundström, E. & Nygren, M. (2023). Safety Initiatives in Support of Safety Culture Development: Examples from Four Mining Organisations. Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, 40(4), 1007-1020
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Safety Initiatives in Support of Safety Culture Development: Examples from Four Mining Organisations
2023 (English)In: Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, ISSN 2524-3462, Vol. 40, no 4, p. 1007-1020Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Having seen significant improvements to accident rates in the last 40 years, companies in the Swedish mining industry now show a greater focus on the development of safety cultures throughout their organisations and workplaces. However, there is a lack of research examining the different safety initiatives and strategies practiced in the industry today. This study explores the potential influence and consequences such initiatives may have on the development of safety cultures in the Swedish mining industry. Twelve interviews with experts on safety initiatives from four different Swedish mining organisations were conducted and analysed in a process based on qualitative thematic analysis to identify notable connections to safety culture development. The results of these interviews highlight proclivities in the implementation and use of safety initiatives such as subjects of focus, methods and desired effects. This enables the interpretation of the conceptualisation and methods for the development of safety culture in these organisations based on their approaches to safety development. We believe the results of this study can serve as support for discussions on safety culture development in the Swedish mining industry, and be of interest for international mining industries, in addition to approaches to research in this field. However, we also believe it is important to emphasise the opportunities to approach safety culture in mining from different perspectives than those common today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023
Keywords
Mining industry, Safety culture development, Safety management, Safety initiatives
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-99233 (URN)10.1007/s42461-023-00809-y (DOI)001032058200001 ()2-s2.0-85165207450 (Scopus ID)
Funder
VinnovaSwedish Energy AgencySwedish Research Council Formas
Note

Validerad;2023;Nivå 2;2023-08-16 (marisr);

Funder: Swedish Mining and Metal Producing Industry (STRIM) (grant no. 2017-05438)

License fulltext: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

Available from: 2023-07-20 Created: 2023-07-20 Last updated: 2023-08-16Bibliographically approved
Sundström, E. & Nygren, M. (2023). Understanding the mining safety research field: exploring safety measures and programs in international research. International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, 14(3), 315-340
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Understanding the mining safety research field: exploring safety measures and programs in international research
2023 (English)In: International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, ISSN 1754-890X, E-ISSN 1754-8918, Vol. 14, no 3, p. 315-340Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Due to the risks inherent to mining workplaces, a variety of methods for improving safety have been explored in the mining industry research field. This article aims to provide an overview on the safety measures studied in this field to determine the subjects in focus and to identify potential gaps in the research field. 54 research articles focusing on safety measures in the international mining industry were reviewed through thematic analysis. Ten themes for safety measures were identified in the mining industry research field, with safety culture development and safe behaviours being the most common. With the scope of the research field and its gaps presented, the article discusses the implications of the rarity and commonness of certain themes and gives recommendations for future research. This includes recommending the exploration of different safety perspectives, socio-technical theory and neo-institutionalism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2023
Keywords
international research, literature review, mining, organisational safety, safety culture, safety management, safety measures, safety research
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Other Civil Engineering
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-104899 (URN)10.1504/IJMME.2023.137309 (DOI)2-s2.0-85187960430 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2024;Nivå 1;2024-04-04 (signyg);

Full text license: CC BY

Available from: 2024-03-26 Created: 2024-03-26 Last updated: 2024-04-04Bibliographically approved
Sundström, E. (2020). Checklist for safe and attractive mining workplaces.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Checklist for safe and attractive mining workplaces
2020 (English)Other (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

While ensuring and creating safe and attractive mining workplaces is important, it isunderstandably not a simple task. There are many aspects, issues and questions that must be considered and addressed toachieve that goal, enough that it would be very difficult to try and address them all at once. Making wider, simpler analyses on the current state of a mining workplace, however, can still be useful. Identifying what areas of a mining workplace that can be changed to improve safety and attractiveness should be done to allow for early analysis and planning of actions. It ispossible, however, that people become blind to the faults and needs for improvement in their working environment. This checklist aims to help highlight potential areas of improvement in a mining workplace that could make it a safer and more attractive workplace, without presenting in-depth solutions that may limit the decision-making process.

Publisher
p. 9
National Category
Mineral and Mine Engineering
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-78768 (URN)
Available from: 2020-05-04 Created: 2020-05-04 Last updated: 2024-01-09Bibliographically approved
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