mining safety Articles

  • The effects of mine safety legislation on mining technology in the USA

    Health and safety are paramount to the success of the mining industry. Mining technology and safety habits have been advanced by innovative corporations and encouraged by governmental legislation (Glover and Morse, 2000). The governments have been influenced by public demand resulting from mining accidents and damages. Increasing public concerns have led to the passage of new safety laws in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sharing Best Practices in Mining Safety

          In the world of environmental, health and safety, sharing information can have an amazing ripple effect across an industry. It gives companies the ability to learn from the experiences of other companies. In some cases, this can be the difference between ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Sharing Best Practices in Mining Safety

    In the world of environmental, health and safety, sharing information can have an amazing ripple effect across an industry. It gives companies the ability to learn from the experiences of other companies. In some cases, this can be the difference between life and death for workers, or it can prevent devastating environmental incidents. Overall, we are stronger when we work together towards EHS ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Health & Safety in a Modernized Mining Environment

    Dr. Deonie Botha, Head of Research & Development at NOSA, explores new and emerging occupational safety and health risks and challenges as identified by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)'s in their recent foresight report. These identified risks and challenges are: The impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on work and OSH; ...

  • Methane Mining

    The Customer The Company is a global manufacturer of web handling, air flotation drying, process thermal management and emission control systems. They serve the web coating, printing, packaging and other industrial process markets. The Process The site is a coal mine that has been closed for a number of years, ostensibly because most or all of the ...

  • Lightning Detectors: Safety Within The Mining Industry

    There have many instances of deaths or injuries to mining employees as well as damage to equipment due to lightning strikes in the mining industry. These incidents could have been prevented with the use of a quality lightning detector and a “Lightning Safety Plan” that is strictly enforced by both management and all employees. There are too many cases of lightning strikes causing ...

  • ICMM releases 2015 mining safety report

    The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) today reported its 23 member companies which employ over 900,000 people recorded 60 fatalities across the globe in 2015 with five members recording zero fatalities for the year. ICMM CEO Tom Butler said, “Nothing is more important to us than people’s health and safety and ICMM’s ambition is to have no fatalities in the mining ...

  • MSHA: What’s the Real Impact of Fines on Mine Safety?

    Late in 2014, MSHA made headlines when an investigation revealed that nearly $70 million in health and safety penalties had yet to be paid by mining company owners. The joint investigation by news agency NPR and Mine Safety and Health News found that most of these unpaid penalties were ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Influence factors of effects of Chinese coal mine safety regulations in different stages

    Through measuring the effects of coal mine safety regulations in what we have termed the recovering stage, the advancing stage with exploration, and the gradually stable stage, the different effects and their reasons are analysed and explained for the years 1980–2010. The study indicates that coal mine safety management began to recover from 1980–1990. However the death rate was stubbornly high. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk management programme for occupational safety and health in surface mining operations

    This paper describes a systematic risk analysis process for occupational safety and health (OSH). A concept of technological risk management and risk assessment is applied. A review of published risk management and assessment applications for various industries is presented and a generalised approach to risk management for OSH in surface mining is proposed. The approach consists of six phases. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparison of typical regulatory mechanisms for improving global mine safety and health

    A comparative study on the typical regulatory mechanisms of the USA, South Africa and China. This paper makes a comparative analysis of the institutional and regulatory framework in mine safety and health among the three nations. The study highlights the positive role of the current US safety framework, which results in a mutually supportive triangle consisting in law enforcement, technology, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A comparative study of coal mine safety performance indicators in China and the USA

    Safety performance indicators are the basis for effective accident statistics, playing a crucial role in accident analysis and prevention. To better understand China's safety performance indicators system, a comparative analysis of the coal mine safety performance indicators used in China and USA is introduced. The number of fatalities, the number of accidents and the fatality rate per million ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk assessment in mining industry

    Mining is a hazardous operation and it involves considerable safety and health risk to the miners. Unsafe conditions in the surface and underground mines lead to a number of accidents/disasters, injury and loss to human lives. However, the hazards cannot be completely obliterated and thus there is need to define and reckon with an accident risk level possible to be presented in either ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Are mining waste disasters inevitable?

    On 5 November 2015 the dam of an iron ore tailings management facility in Bento Rodrigues, Brazil, suffered a catastrophic failure and flooded the area. The immediate consequences were dire: the accident killed at least 11 people, injured over a dozen more and left more than 500 people homeless. However, this is just the start: the environmental impact of the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster, with ...

  • Mining Water Quality Application

    Isaac Plains Coal Mine Isaac Plains is an open cut coal mine, in Northern Queensland, Australia. The Isaac Plains Project operates under an Environmental Authority (EA). One of the environmental monitoring requirements which must be met is monitoring water. These include potable water, mine affected water, natural creek flows, water releases, groundwater and the receiving environment. The ...


    By ANDalyze

  • Case Study - Curragh Mine

    Challenge Curragh Mine needed to increase its understanding of the dynamics of its on-site water management. Central to achieving this objective was the need to gain a more accurate, and more visual, measurement of water volume. And, in the process, ensure that dam monitoring was conducted at the highest levels of safety. Solution Making use of ...


    By Seveno Pty Ltd

  • Donald Blankenship Charged in Mine Disaster

    Former chief executive of Massey Energy Company, Donald Blankenship, was charged for multiple violations of safety rules and deceit of federal inspectors that ultimately led to the death of 29 coal miners during a single incident in 2010; the deadliest mine incident since 1970. Indicted on four criminal counts by a federal grand jury in the Upper Big Branch disaster, Blankenship faces a ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Future of metal mining: Sixteen predictions

    The world's metal mining industry faces a number of challenges which must be anticipated and managed wisely. The prevailing recession will force the industry to further rationalisations that require both new technologies and new organisational forms that supports both high productivity and good working conditions. Based on what was said at three international mining conferences, the authors of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technologies for today's mine emergency responders

    Historically, underground mine rescue teams have only received training in the course of actual emergencies, or in simulated mine environments, usually on the surface, with placards to identify objects and hazards. Also, while US Federal Regulations require all underground miners to walk escapeways and conduct fire drills every 90 days in a smoke-free environment, this does not fully prepare them ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Structural Monitoring Inside a Copper Mine

    CAS DataLoggers recently supplied the intelligent datalogging solution for the operators of a copper mine. For the safety of both miners and machinery, it was essential that any potentially dangerous situations were identified early by closely monitoring the mine’s entire structure to detect ground movement or subsidence around the mine which could make the structure become unstable. A ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

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