Risk Management Systems for Communicable Diseases in the Papua New Guinean Mining Industry: Maturity Models - Paths for Development

Mathew Graeme Hancock (2010). Risk Management Systems for Communicable Diseases in the Papua New Guinean Mining Industry: Maturity Models - Paths for Development PhD Thesis, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Mathew Graeme Hancock
Thesis Title Risk Management Systems for Communicable Diseases in the Papua New Guinean Mining Industry: Maturity Models - Paths for Development
School, Centre or Institute Sustainable Minerals Institute
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2010-10
Thesis type PhD Thesis
Supervisor Professor David Brereton
Professor Jim Joy
Total pages 332
Total colour pages 12
Total black and white pages 320
Subjects 11 Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract/Summary Communicable diseases are a significant cause of lost time for the mining workforce in Papua New Guinea and in many other developing nations. Risk management is widely accepted within the mining industry as leading practice in managing occupational health and safety. The purpose of this thesis was to develop a methodology for evaluating risk management systems that deal with communicable diseases and to apply and validate this methodology through case studies of the Ok Tedi, Porgera and Lihir mining operations in Papua New Guinea. Literature research topics include risk management system frameworks, risk management processes, maturity models and context for the case studies relating to both Papua New Guinea and communicable diseases. The culmination of the risk management and maturity model literature research was the establishment of development parameters for a risk management maturity model within the context of managing communicable diseases in the PNG mining industry. A major contribution to knowledge of the study is the development of a risk management maturity model which is aligned with the framework and process elements of the ISO 31000:2009 risk management guidelines and utilises the most rigorously developed and proven maturity journey type identified in the literature (the CMMI and BPMM maturity model journey). The risk management maturity model developed may be applied to evaluating the maturity of risk management systems in line with the international standard. The field research component of the study involved analysis of documentation of the occupational health and safety and medical management systems in place at the Ok Tedi, Porgera and Lihir mining operations to enable evaluation of maturity. Cross case analysis is presented which compares the sites and identifies themes arising from the maturity evaluations across the sites. Comparative analysis is also presented which investigates the relationships between the maturity of each element of the risk management system within each site and compares these relationships across the three sites. The results of the cross case analyses provide some validation for the structure and content of the maturity model and identify key practices at the three sites which contributed towards higher levels of maturity to enable clear sharing of lessons learnt from the case studies.
Keyword Risk management
Maturity Model
Communicable disease
Papua New Guinea
Mining
Additional Notes All pages standard A4 Colour Page Numbers (as per PDF Page Number): 168, 195, 223, 235, 236, 238, 240, 328-332 Colour Page Numbers (as numbered in document): 148, 175, 203, 215, 216, 218, 220, 308-312

 
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