Improving the safety of the working personnel of a quarry located in difficult mining and geological conditions of the Far North

The article is devoted to solving one of the most urgent problems in the field of industrial safety and labour protection at the quarries of the Far North, which are developing mineral deposits in complex mining and geological conditions: the problem of air-flow disruption of the career space. Due to the typical climatic situation in the Far North, there are often significant temperature variations, which can potentially lead to inversion. Due to these circumstances, natural ventilation will be difficult or impossible, gas emissions from mass explosions and combustion engines cannot be effectively dispelled, which leads to the need for significant downtime and economic losses for the enterprise. However, as a result of insufficient ventilation of the mine, workers can potentially be exposed to air pollution, which will adversely affect their health. In the work, the analysis of aerological parameters confirming deviation of the atmospheric air composition from sanitary standards in certain climatic situations was carried out, in connection with which the implementation of a complex organizational-technical measures to air the career space. This approach will eliminate the probability of career downtime, as well as provide safe working conditions for staff, which will allow to control the risk of poisoning and the development of occupational diseases in employees of the enterprise.

Keywords: the Far North, open pit mine, stagnant zone, natural ventilation, controlled ventilation, operational down time, risk of poisoning, elastic wing, labor protection.
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Gridina E. B., Borovikov D. O. Improving the safety of the working personnel of a quarry located in difficult mining and geological conditions of the Far North. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2023;(9-1):149-163. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_91_0_149.


The research was performed at the expense of the subsidy for the state assignment in the field of scientific activity for 2021 No. FSRW-2020-0014.

Issue number: 9
Year: 2023
Page number: 149-163
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 613.6.027
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_91_0_149
Article receipt date: 31.01.2023
Date of review receipt: 07.09.2023
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.08.2023
About authors:

E.B. Gridina1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7265-1115,
D.O. Borovikov1, Graduate Student, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2269-6526,
1 Saint-Petersburg Mining University, 199106, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.


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