Strategies and Indicators for mine safety

Reference number 2017-05438
Coordinator Luleå tekniska universitet - Avdelningen för Arbetsvetenskap
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 410 000
Project duration June 2018 - May 2021
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme for mining and metal recovery – STRIM
Call STRIM - gruv och metallutvinning

Purpose and goal

The purpose of this project is to increase the safety of the mining industry´s operations based on lessons, experiences, and principles from successful national and international examples, thus improving the attractiveness and image of the industry. The goal is to develop strategies and proactive indicators to improve safety practices in the mining industry.

Expected results and effects

The project will lead to the development of practically useful strategies and proactive indicators that can improve safety work and, by extension, the overall conditions for safety in the mining industry, which helps to make the companies involved safe and attractive employers. This applies to the mining companies themselves as well as to the contractors that are active in industry.

Planned approach and implementation

Initially, the project will map the overall safety situation in the industry through, e.g., a survey conducted in Swedish and international mining companies. Through this mapping a number of cases are identified, which then are investigated in-depth. Here, successful strategies and practices that contribute to high levels of safety are selected. Finally, these are further analyzed with a focus on developing strategies and leading indicators for the promotion of safety.

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