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22Feb 1021

Risk assessment for haul truck-related fatalities in mining

risk-management program for occupational safety and health in surface mining operations (Komljenovic and Kecojevic, 2007). Additionally, PSU was awarded a grant by the Western U.S. Mining Safety and Health Training and Translation Center for the project, Risk Assessment for Equipment-Related Fatalities in U.S. Mining Opera-tions. The text that ...

12Feb 543

How to Ensure Safety in the Mining Industry

1  · Mining is a highly profitable industry, but the work can be very hazardous, which means companies need to ensure the safety of their employees. Technology provides an excellent aid to those working in the industry, as efficient and precise equipment can improve the very hazardous environment, while also improving workflow efficiency on mining ...

14Feb 783

Environmental Risks of Mining

Mining is an inherently invasive process that can cause damage to a landscape in an area much larger than the mining site itself. The effects of this damage can continue years after a mine has shut down, including the addition to greenhouse gasses, death of flora and fauna, and erosion of land and habitat.

27Feb 936

Underground Mining Safety Equipment Checklist

Fortunately modern equipment, more automated mining techniques, and better mine engineering have significantly reduced some of these safety risks, leading global mine operators to incorporate rigorous safety procedures and health and safety standards, while taking a proactive approach to worker education and training.

10Feb 717

Safety in Open Pit Mining

 · Rock fall safety hazards need to be seriously managed in surface mining in order to reduce the risk for personnel and equipment. Rock fall means the rock fragment, or a block, that detaches from a vertical or sub vertical cliff and falls along it.

29Feb 1479

Safety of Jump-Starting Equipment in Mining Environment ...

What are the safety standards with regards to Jump Starting of Equipment in the Mining Environment? We are not aware of specific legal guidelines enforced by the MHSA regarding the procedure. It is the responsibility of the owner to set and comply with safety standards.

2Feb 1341

Critical Risks and Controls | Risk Management in Mining

Critical risks are defined as events that can cause grave damage to the mine operation or result in worker fatality. These are the "show stoppers" essential for control. Examples include mine fires, ground failures or fatalities. Critical risks and controls have been evaluated through a partnership with the Minerals Industry Safety & Health ...

1Feb 811

6 Emerging Issues in Mining Safety and Health | Mining ...

Changing mining conditions, such as increasing mine depths, new mining ventures (e.g., uranium, oil shales), the handling of mine wastes, new fuels or mobile equipment (such as biofuels and fuel cells), the use of satellite information and its applications, and the increased size of mining equipment and electrical voltages, could result in ...

27Feb 918

Mobile Equipment Incidents | Risk Management in Mining

Inclusion of safety features in mobile equipment design (e.g., access and egress) Equipment design complies to relevant standard : Pre-start checks are completed and any defects or maintenance issues are identified and reported Scheduled maintenance performed Unscheduled maintenance requests completed: Inspection and preventative maintenance system

4Feb 1325

Safety Management Systems in Mining

 · A Work Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS) is the primary means of ensuring the safe operation of a mine. This is one of the prominent topics of this year''s edition of the Mining Industry Guide to Workplace Safety.Produced by Pro-Visual Publishing, in a collaborative effort with the Australian Mines & Metal Association and the Minerals Industry Safety & Health Centre, this …

15Feb 1465

Analyzing the 10 Deadliest Mining Hazards | Graphic Products

Safety has improved in recent years—fatalities hit a five-year low at 28 in 2015—but challenges remain. Here''s a breakdown of the Mine Safety and Health Administration''s (MSHA) 10 deadliest coal and metal/nonmetal surface mining hazards, along with …

21Feb 1660

''People vs equipment'': Talking risk management with H&S ...

 · Mining Technology spoke with Darren Raymond, environment health and safety manager at Compass Minerals, to discuss mine safety and how the latest developments can help combat risks. Proximity detection technology has greatly improved in recent years many companies are implementing it with great success.

4Feb 1247


Managing any change such as the introduction of new equipment or legal requirements. The risk management activity must be relevant and adequate for the risks which arise from the particular work environment and work activities. This Guideline, in conjunction with the Safety and Health Risk ... safety standards in both the mining industry, and ...

20Feb 1206

Pedestrian Safety

2.3 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Pedestrians Site Rules normally require pedestrians to wear Safety Helmet, Safety Boots and Hi-Vis clothing as a minimum. There are often areas within the quarry requiring additional ppe such as Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection and suitable gloves.

14Feb 780

Safe Operation of Remote Controlled Equipment

With the assistance of the Mining Equipment Technical Advisory Committee, MASHA has prepared this updated guideline to help Ontario mines eliminate the incidents occurring with the use of remote controlled vehicles and equipment. This document supersedes a previous version issued by Ontario Natural Resources Safety Association in the 1990s.

17Feb 1605

Mining | Marsh

The result of Marsh''s mining industry expertise: robust, cost-effective risk management and risk transfer programs that enhance the resilience of your business. Claims Management Government mine-safety organizations, shareholders, media, and the public are scrutinizing your ability to deal with unforeseen events and crises.

23Feb 1330

Risk assessment workbook for mines

Risk assessments will help mine operators to identify high, medium and low risk levels. This is a requirement of the . Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 (refer Sections 7 & 8). Risk assessments will help to prioritise the risks and provide information on the need to safely control the risks.

10Feb 747

Mining Industry | MCR Safety

Over the past 100+ years there have been 11 different Safety acts passed through legislation ensuring mining workers are safe. The most recent and well-recognized safety measure is the creation of Mining Safety Health and Administration (MSHA) in 1977, which enforces safety and …

23Feb 1913

Surface Mining Traffic Management

In the Surface Mining Industry vehicle dangers present the greatest risks to personnel and equipment. Good and effective traffic management will help to reduce the risks. A site specific traffic management plan should be produced and approved by the Site Manager. The plan should identify traffic routes and traffic flow, access points,

14Feb 1773

EMERST updates guidelines on minimising mining vehicle ...

 · The EMERST (Earth Moving Equipment Safety Roundtable) has published its'' updated guidelines that provide mining equipment designers interoperability protocols that assist in minimising and reducing vehicle interactions and collisions. While the initial guidelines were first published in 2015, the new guidelines provide updated information for ...

19Feb 792


 · For miners examined at three black lung clinics in ia, NIOSH reported 416 diagnosed with PMF, an unprecedented number. Through a special CWHSP program, NIOSH examined more than 2,200 surface miners from 2010-2011. Results of the scans found CWP in 46 miners, 12 of which had PMF. Graph of CWP respiratory disease in miners.

26Feb 1073

Safety & health in small-scale surface mines A handbook

• Minimizing the risk. • Using personal protective equipment. Safety inspections should be carried out at regular intervals. Convention on Safety and Health in Mines The ILO''s Convention on Safety and Health in Mines, 1995 (No. 1 7 6 ) covers all mines. It provides a floor — the minimum safety requirement

3Feb 1486

Worker Health Study Summaries

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is a part of the US Public Health Service (PHS). The PHS and NIOSH have conducted a series of studies since 1950 on the health of uranium miners. The PHS began the study in 1950 because of concerns that uranium mining causes lung cancer. (We know that miners were not informed of ...

2Feb 1789

Safe Mining Practices: 18 Mine Safety Tips | T.M.I.

Factoring in the range of risks on the job can be difficult, but improving mine safety can be easier with these safety tips. Through testing and experience, the mining process has been tweaked to add resources and safety. The best practices in mining are less dangerous, more conscientious and more productive than previous procedures.

12Feb 758

Health And Safety In Quarrying | Agg-Net

HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT. Health risks should be identified, assessed and controlled through the process of risk assessment in the same way as for safety risks (risk assessment is a requirement of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations, 1999, as well as being the key element in any formal safety management system).

1Feb 1810

4 Health and Safety Risks and Benefits | Evolutionary and ...

According to the National Safety Council statistics of selected industries, safety in the mining industry is near the top one-third of industries reported (National Safety Council, 1999). Major disasters have been effectively controlled, although death and disabling injuries continue to occur from machinery, roof falls, and electrical accidents.

7Feb 625

3 Mining Industry Safety Issues – SafeStart

 · 3 Mining Industry Safety Issues. Working underground presents a variety of health and safety risks—but recent advances in safety legislation and equipment have produced significant reductions in injuries in the mining industry. The key to maintaining worker health and safety lies in prevention. But when it comes to many mining sites, there ...

6Feb 1277

Health and Safety Compliance in Mining Operations | Safety ...

 · Safety, health, environment, risk and quality are the accountability and responsibility of all stakeholders in the mining organisation: the employer, the management, and the employees. However, the Mine Health and Safety Act puts the responsibility strongly on the employer in case of safety hazards, mining incidents, work-related injuries and ...

25Feb 853

4 Health and Safety Risks and Benefits | Evolutionary and Revolutio…

3 Mining Industry Safety Issues – SafeStart

16Feb 1081

Proximity Warning Systems & Proximity Detection Devices ...

In fact, studies by the United States National Institution for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have found that more than 40% of the most serious injuries in the mining industry involved accidents classified as struck-by or caught-in machinery and powered haulage equipment. Reducing the Risk of Collision With Proximity Alert Systems

28Feb 1957

Mining risk and assurance

make risk a part of everyone''s daily job. This paper identifies eight key drivers of value from strategy through to sustainability and examines the risks inherent in each of these areas. If mining businesses are to safeguard this value, they need to adopt an integrated risk and assurance strategy that provides cost-efficient coverage –