Sustainability of miners' well-being, health and w.. (MineHealth)
Sustainability of miners' well-being, health and work ability in the Barents region
Start date: Mar 30, 2012,
End date: Dec 29, 2014
The project will provide long term sustainability of well-being, health and work ability among workers in the mining industry on the Barents region. Work in the mining industry situated in the Barents region is characterized by exposure to harsh climatic conditions. Therefore specific knowledge is needed about the separate and combined risks that are unique for the regional mining industry. The project will increase this knowledge. It will also work on various measures of protection against the harmful conditions of the work on arctic mines. Achievements: The project increased knowledge regarding how to cope with the challenging conditions of mine work in the arctic regions. (Cold climate, dust, toxic gases, noise and vibration) Miners, mining companies, researchers and health service providers now know more about strain and recovery as well as clothing and ergonomics. Training materials prepared during the project will help achieve safer working practices.
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