Welcome to the July edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association.
If you’re a leader at your mining operation, it pays to be acutely aware of the potential for accidents on the job and to take whatever steps you can to prevent them.
All things considered, there are four main factors that can contribute to mining accidents:
- Organizational influences
- Unsafe supervision
- Preconditions for unsafe acts
- The unsafe acts themselves
In 1990, Professor James Reason developed the Swiss Cheese Model of Accident Causation. Reason is a world-renowned expert on human error and his model is widely used in risk management and risk analysis.
The Swiss Cheese Model uses cheese slices in a diagram to show how accidents can occur unexpectedly when certain events, conditions or hazards “line up” at the same time in an unprotected system.
The mining industry is ripe for these types of situations, simply because of the many dangers and changes that can present themselves in mining environments.
This month on CORESafety TV, we take a closer look at the Swiss Cheese Model and examine how it can be applied to any mining operation that is intent on being as safe as possible.
Also this month, we take a look at CORESafety’s Module #7 on Culture Enhancement and our new “CORE Four Tips.”
- CORESafety TV (July 2022 episode) – click here.
- CORESafety TV (June 2022 episode) – go here.
- CORESafety Module #7 Highlights – click here.
- CORESafety website – go here.
- On June 29, 2022