Management of Occupational Risk Caused by the Interaction of Coal Mining and Service Enterprises


Outsourcing of service and ancillary work, as a way to increase production productivity while reducing costs, is increasingly used in coal companies. At the same time, a significant proportion of industrial injuries at service and auxiliary enterprises is formed due to the lack of clear regulations for their interaction with mining enterprises. Therefore, the problem of interaction between service and coal mining enterprises of a coal company is considered in the aspect of production risk management.
The analysis showed that the legal documents of coal mining enterprises do not contain requirements for the formation and provision of safe working conditions and briefings for third-party workers, and there are no clear boundaries for the responsibility of the parties in case of incidences. The main difficulty in creating safe working conditions for the employees of service enterprises is as follows:
it is not defined who exactly, the contractor or the customer, should allocate resources to ensure safe working conditions;
the work on ensuring the safety of employees of contracting organizations by the heads of the main enterprises often does not fall into the zone of their attention, since they are busy with their own production problems and tasks.
To eliminate these shortcomings, it is advisable to form a unified mechanism for managing production risk for the main and contracting enterprises, which should include measures to create safe working conditions for contractors.
The basis of this mechanism should be the control of hazardous production situations. At the same time, situations that arise at the junction of the responsibility of contracting organizations and customer enterprises should be singled out in a separate group - joint operations.
The article presents the results of the implementation of the proposed mechanism obtained in the course of the joint work of coal mining enterprises with the Department of Degassing and Utilization of Methane, and the enterprise PE «Spetsnaladka» operating in the underground conditions at the mines of the association AO «SUEK-Kuzbass».

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DOI: 10.24000/0409-2961-2022-9-53-61
Year: 2022
Issue num: September
Keywords : аутсорсинг injury rate safe working conditions производительность industrial control coal mining enterprises production risk risk management contractors hazardous production situations
  • Mazanik I.E.
    Deputy Director — Head of the Department, AO «SUEK-Kuzbass», Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Russia
  • Rays K.A.
    Deputy Director AO «SUEK-Kuzbass», Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Russia
  • Kravchuk I.L., Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Director, Chelyabinsk Branch of the Institute of Mining of Ural Branch of RAS, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation, Director of Safety of Mining Production, LLC «NIIOGR», Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation
  • Smolin A.V.
    Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Research Associate, LLC «NIIOGR», Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation