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MineHealth - Sustainability of miners well-being, health and work Barent

MineHealth - Sustainability of miners well-being, health and work Barent

The goal of MineHealth is to provide long term sustainability of well-being, health and work ability among workers in the mining industry. This will be achieved by increased knowledge on how to cope with the environment and to adopt preventive measures for working in the mining industry within the Barents region.

MineHealth - Sustainability of miners well-being, health and work Barent
MineHealth - Sustainability of miners well-being, health and work Barent

The overall objective is to provide long term sustainability of well-being, health and work ability among workers in the mining industry. This is achieved by increased and updated knowledge on how to cope with the environment and to adopt preventive measures for working in the mining industry within the Barents region.

Background: The Barents region has many natural resources that promote growth and development. New mines are opening in several locations, and old mines are expanded or reopened. Working as a miner is still associated with risk for reduced health with individual suffering and increased costs for the enterprises and society.

New topics and challenges are emerging in the mining industry in the region. Increased mining activity in the sparsely populated area is a challenge since it is hard to get enough skilled workers. Mines are increasingly recruiting females, raising gender related issues in the mining industry

Aims: The overall objective is to provide long term sustainability of well-being, health and work ability among workers in the mining industry. This is achieved by increased and updated knowledge on how to cope with the environment and to adopt preventive measures for working in the mining industry within the Barents region.


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Published 04 February 2013
Research Scientist

Project duration

01/08/2012 - 01/09/2013

FACTS ASBOUT THE PROJECT

 

Download the MineHealth broschure (pdf, 356 kb)

 

Funded by

MineHealth is partly funded by: Kolarctic ENPI CBC (Contract Number: 02/2011/043/KO303) and
partly by National state funding and National co-financing.