Inderscience Publishers

Attractive workplaces in the mine of the future: 26 statements


The mining industry needs to attract and recruit young talented people. An important task is therefore to create attractive mining workplaces that engages and motivates youngsters that today are not particularly interested to work within the industry. Our intention is to illustrate a possible way forward to form good, healthy and safe work places honouring key components such as knowledge, skill, cooperation, continuous development as well as acceptance of diversity. In the article we discuss different aspects of an attractive workplace and summarise our lessons learned in 26 statements dealing with safety, physical and psycho-social work environment and social responsibility.

Keywords: deep mining, metal mining, attractive workplaces, automation, occupational health, safety, risk, work environment, mining workplaces, work environment, social responsibility

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