Risk assessment of occupational groups working in open pit mining: Analytic Hierarchy Process
In open pit mining it is possible to prevent industrial accidents and the results of industrial accidents such as deaths, physical disabilities and financial loss by implementing risk analyses in advance. If the probabilities of different occupational groups encountering various hazards are determined, workers’ risk of having industrial accidents and catching occupational illnesses can be controlled. In this sense, the aim of this study was to assess the industrial accidents which occurred during open pit coal production in the Turkish Coal Enterprises (TCE) Garp Lignite unit between 2005 and 2010 and to analyze the risks using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). The analyses conducted with AHP revealed that the greatest risk in open pit mining is landslides, the most risky occupational group is unskilled labourers and the most common hazards are caused by landslides and transportation/hand tools/falling.
Kasap, Yaşar and Subaşı, Ela
"Risk assessment of occupational groups working in open pit mining: Analytic Hierarchy Process,"
Journal of Sustainable Mining: Vol. 16
, Article 2.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.46873/2300-3960.1150
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