Hazardous Work and Destructive Elements in the Working Environment and Risk Categories in a Mining Company

  • Michaela OcenasovaEmail author
  • Lubica Kozakova
  • Csaba Farkas
  • Petra Pleskova
  • Martin Paska
Conference paper
Part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)


In the present paper, we have concentrated on how the occupational health and safety policy is exercised in Slovakia and abroad, on the clarification of the risk assessment process, on the delineation of the working environment damaging effects and on eliminating their harmful aspects. The article aspires to evaluate the ‘noise’ risk factor’s impact on a selected profession of a major company that extracts and processes magnesite ore in Slovakia. Introduction of new technologies often entails also changes in types and numbers of work positions, which gives rise to new potential risks as well. Based on freshly identified evidence, we are going to attempt to outline the procedure of elaborating the proposal to upgrade the profession under consideration into a new risk category.


Safety at work Protection at work Risks in the mining sector 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michaela Ocenasova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lubica Kozakova
    • 1
  • Csaba Farkas
    • 2
  • Petra Pleskova
    • 2
  • Martin Paska
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies, Institute of Earth ResourcesTechnical University of KošiceKosiceSlovakia
  2. 2.Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies, Institute of Logistics and TransportTechnical University of Kosice University of KošiceKosiceSlovakia

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