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Original Paper

UDC © N.M. Arefyeva, E.A. Shcherbakova, 2024

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2024, № 1, pp. 75-79

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2024-1-75-79




Arefyeva N.M.1, Shcherbakova E.A.1

11National University of Science and Technology “MISIS” (NUST “MISIS”), Moscow, 119049, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Arefyeva N.M., Postgraduate student, e-mail: m2109386@edu.misis.ru

Shcherbakova E.A., Postgraduate student, e-mail: shcherbakova.ea@mail.ru


The analysis of psychosocial risk factors characteristic of the coal industry, given in the article, is aimed at identifying the most common psychosocial risk factors among workers in the metallurgical and coal industry. In order to identify psychosocial risk factors, a questionnaire was developed for employees of a coal mining enterprise. The results of a study of the opinions of employees of coal mining enterprises of various age categories, work experience in the industry, as well as different genders and roles in the company are presented. Based on the data obtained, a number of characteristic psychosocial risk factors for coal industry workers were established, recommendations were made to improve working conditions.


Psychosocial factors, Psychosocial risk, Management systems, Management systems, Integrated management systems, Human factor, Risk management.


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For citation

Arefyeva N.M. & Shcherbakova E.A. Assessment of psychosocial risks at coal mining enterprises. Ugol’, 2024, (1), pp. 75-79. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2024-1-75-79.

Paper info

Received October 31, 2023

Reviewed November 13, 2023

Accepted December 7, 2023


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