The relationship between organizational factors and residual risk in the mining industry – a protocol for updating a systematic review

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Wonder Nyoni
Manikam Pillay
Mark Rubin
Marcus C Jefferies


Organizational factors have long been suspected to have the greatest influence on individual and group behavior in the workplace, although there is little research on their influence in mining workplaces. In addition, there is little research on the influence of organizational factors on residual risk management in the mining industry. Consequently, a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) is needed in order to explore and understand this gap. This paper is a protocol developed using guidance from the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocols (PRISMA-P) 2015 to update a previous systematic review on a similar topic. The SLR protocol provides information related to the three sections (Administrative Information, Introduction and Methods) suggested by the PRISMA-P 2015. Eligibility criteria is divided into inclusion and exclusion criteria, which also provides the scope of the review. The search strategy will involve identifying studies published between 1980-2018 from the following electronic databases (Scopus, Web of Science, Proquest, EMBASE, ASCE and CINAHL). Quality appraisal of studies will be achieved through a non-structured approach (for non-empirical studies) and a Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool for empirical studies. The review will be presented as a narrative synthesis due to the qualitative nature of the topic under review.

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