Work conditions on open-cast minest of Kuzbass include complex of unfavorable natural climate, mining technical occupational factors (microclimate, industrial noise, vibration, aerosols, toxic chemicals, hardiness and intensity of work). According to those occupational factors, the authors calculated risks of morbidity and safe length of service.
The article deals with hygienic evaluation of work conditions for open cast coal miners in Kouzbass. Based on the evaluation, the authors calculated occupational morbidity risk due to noise, local vibration, dust exposure. An occupational diseases index and hygienic criteria helped to specify general characteristics of occupational risk, measures of prophylaxis and social security for the main occupational groups of open cast coal miners in Kouzbass.