mining safety News

  • Submissions on mining safety released

    Labour Minister Trevor Mallard has released a report summarising public feedback on the discussion paper Improving health and safety hazard management in the underground mining industry. 'Underground mining is a very small sector in New Zealand, with only a handful of operators and around 300-350 total employees, expected to rise to about 450 over the next six months to a year. It is however a ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Mine safety system goes global

    Mackay-based company Mining Logic Solutions has signed an exclusive global licence agreement with CSIRO Exploration and Mining to commercially develop the Nexsys™ real-time risk management system. Nexsys allows underground coal mines to interrogate vast amounts of digital information from a variety of sensors and systems throughout the mine, which normally do not communicate with each other. The ...

  • Webinar: Cultivating a Culture of Mine Safety

    Safety is undeniably an essential priority for mine operators. This was well articulated by Joseph Main, Director for Mine Safety and Health Administration, in a Leadership Lessons profile for a book called “Making a Difference: Leading in Government” where he discussed the three most important lessons in developing a safety-focused work culture. Revisit ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • MSHA Raises the Alarm Regarding Mining Contractor Safety

    There have already been four metal/nonmetal mine fatalities this year in the United States. Two of these (50%) were contractor fatalities, leading MSHA to release a safety alert that provides best practices to ensure the safety of contract miners. Hopefully there are lessons that can be learned from these tragedies that will help the industry improve its record on contractor safety and prevent ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • inthinc VP of Safety Services Addresses Driver Safety at Mining Conference

    inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., a global provider of telematics, fleet management and driver safety technologies, today announced Bruce Huber, the company's vice president of safety, will discuss driver safety and leadership on May 23, 2012, as a part of the annual ISMSP (International Society of Mine ...


    By Marketwire

  • 21st Mining Safety Must Address Spill Risk And Spill Safety

    According to miningsafety.co.za “Mining operations generate hazardous waste, transport and store petroleum products and other hazardous materials, and by law mining companies are required to prepare spill control and cleanup procedures and plans.” This means that mining sites must by law go through the same preparation procedures that other sites that may face a fuel or ...

  • New Safety Regulations to Require Defibrillators in Mines, Will Save Lives

    The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that underground coal mines will soon be required to install automated external defibrillators on the surface near the mine entry and underground in each working mine section. The requirement comes as part of a regulatory rulemaking that will appear in the Dec. 8 edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin and take effect March 8, 2013. "This ...

  • Sustainable health and safety conditions a growing concern in the mining industry

    Mining experts will discuss the latest safety and health procedures at the 3rd Global Health and Safety Forum in Mining to be held on 16-17 September 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. After the recent Sago Mine disaster in the USA, the Xiaojiawan mine blasts in China, and other incidents in Chile and New Zealand, the issue of maintaining the health and safety in the mining industry ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • Eaton’s New E2VAC Mining Vacuum Circuit Breaker Helps Enhance Safety and Equipment Protection in Mining and Metals Applications

    Power management company Eaton today announced the new E2VAC Mining Circuit Breaker, a low-voltage, vacuum-based breaker solution with advanced monitoring and optional integral remote racking. Designed to improve reliability, productivity and worker safety in powercenters and other panel applications in underground mining and metals operations, the E2VAC’s vacuum contactor technology ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Boart Longyear Wins Safety Award from Saskatchewan Mining Association

    Boart Longyear’s (www.BoartLongyear.com) “safety first” approach to drilling has helped its team in Saskatchewan earn a 2014 SMA Safety Award from the Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA). The SMA annually recognizes member companies that realized an injury rating of zero. The SMA rating is achieved by a calculation of Lost Time Injury (LTI) ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Metso receives recognition for its efforts to improve mining safety in Chile

    /www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Metso receives recognition for its efforts to improve mining safety in Chile Metso Corporation's press release on June 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. local time Anglo American Chile names Metso best safety partner of 2012 Anglo American Chile has awarded Metso with two titles at its 19th Annual Safety Meeting. Metso received the ...


    By Metso Corporation

  • Boart Longyear to showcase productivity and safety during the Perumin 32nd Mining Convention

    Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com), the world’s leading provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, will showcase advancements in productivity and safety during the Perumin 32nd Mining Convention, September 21-25. Now more than ever, companies are increasing their focus on reducing costs ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Mining and Military Address Health & Safety with Eco Waste Technology

    Eco Waste Solutions (EWS) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two new contracts to bring point-of-need waste solutions to the mining and military sectors. A multinational mining company operating in West Africa has selected EWS to supply 3 ECO Model batch incinerators.  This equipment will process 23 tonnes per day - all of the domestic waste generated ...


    By Eco Waste Solutions

  • All in the family at Thyssen Mining

    Intelex’s own Steph DiRaddo dropped by the head offices of Thyssen Mining (TMCC) in Regina, Saskatchewan last week, and she was blown away by the hospitality of the Thyssen “family”. “It was incredible to see how welcoming the folks at Thyssen Mining are, and how tightly-knit a family environment they have ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Centre for excellence for mining launched

    The Centre for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility was officially launched at a press conference in Ottawa today. Part of the Canadian Government's action plan on CSR - Building the Canadian Advantage - announced last March, this initially web-based resource will provide access to relevant CSR-related information, tools and networks worldwide. 'This new website will create a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The 6 Best Metals & Mining Websites

    Are you looking to impress your boss with your industry expertise? Perhaps you want to be known as the expert on your team? Or, maybe you just need to keep an eye on market data and stay on top of commodity prices. Well, no matter your motivation, we’ve got you covered! To help you stay up to date on all the latest news, trends and analysis within your industry, we’ve compiled six of ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Sandvik advances further in longwall mining

    Sandvik continues its successful development of equipment for longwall mining with the launch of its next generation Sandvik MB670-1 bolter miner. The new Sandvik MB670-1 increases productivity, reduces total cost of ownership and improves safety and ergonomics for operators. This upgraded bolter miner, developed out of the proven and reliable Sandvik ...


    By Sandvik Mining

  • Inmet Mining Broaden use of MP5

    In 2009 Inmet Mining in Canada adopted MP5 for the management of environmental data at it’s closed sites in Canada and the US. Since this time further Inmet sites have adopted the system in Turkey (see page 1 of this newsletter). More recently the Minera Panama Operation, a copper mine in the Colon Province of Panama, have ordered MP5 for the management of their environmental data and we ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • Sandvik mining to supply world’s largest underground mine automation system to argyle diamond mine

    Sandvik Mining today announces an order from Rio Tinto to provide advanced mine automation systems for use at Argyle Diamonds underground mining operation in Western Australia. The automation systems are scheduled for delivery in 2012-2013. Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine, one of the world's major suppliers of diamonds, has selected the Sandvik AutoMine system to enhance safety, accelerate ...


    By Sandvik Mining

  • How sustainable is `socially responsible` mining?

    In a six-day period over Christmas, two prominent anti-mining activists in El Salvador were shot dead in broad daylight. First, Ramiro Rivera Gomez, vice-president of the Cabanas Environment Committee, which is campaigning to stop Canadian mining company Pacific Rim from opening a gold mine in the area, was killed while walking with his 14-year-old daughter. Six days later, Dora 'Alicia' Recinos ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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