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Hasheminejad N, Zare A, Farahbakhsh S, Bamir M, Zolala F. Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment of Occupational Activities in Golgohar Mining Company, Southeast Iran (2021). J Occup Health Epidemiol 2022; 11 (1) :32-40
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1- Associate Prof., Dept. of Occupational Health, School of Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
2- Assistant Prof. of Occupational Health Engineering, Dept. of Occupational Health, Sirjan School of Medical Sciences, Sirjan, Iran.
3- Master of Occupational Health, Dept. of Occupational Health, Sirjan School of Medical Sciences, Sirjan, Iran. , bamir@gmail.com
4- PhD Student in Medical Librarianship, Social Determinant of Health Research Center, Institute for Future Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
5- Associate Prof. Epidemiology, Regional Knowledge Hub for HIV/AIDS Surveillance, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
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Received: 2021/08/2
Accepted: 2022/03/27
ePublished: 2022/06/12
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Background: The mining industry is one of the most challenging environments in terms of safety issues. This study aimed to investigate occupational hazards as well as to perform a risk assessment in Golgohar mine, Sirjan, Iran, (2021).
Materials and Methods: A descriptive study was conducted on jobs of 763 mining workers. A study checklist was used to collect the data. Job safety analysis method was used to identify hazardous job activities. The risks were assessed using the failure modes and effects analysis technique. Data were analyzed using SPSS and appropriate statistical methods were applied.
Results: The major risks identified were the throwing and falling of objects (13.93%), the slipping and falling of workers from heights (12.61%), vehicle accidents (11.19%), and dust inhalation (9.53%). The risks of all jobs were unacceptable (RPNs > 100), yet they were reduced to an acceptable level by applying interventions.
Conclusion: By the timely identifying and controlling of hazards, potential mining accidents can be prevented. Performing regular risk assessments and the periodic training of workers can help achieve this goal.

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