Emerging Issues in Mining Safety and Health N G Nair, Mining Engineer from Copper Mines in India
The third charge to the committee was to consider significant emerging research areas in mining safety and health that appear especially important in terms of their relevance to the mission of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program. Emerging issues can be associated with cultural or industrial factors or trends, such as changes in commodity demand, workforce, or technology. The Mining Program attempts to identify issues emerging in the next 5 to 10 years and has identified production demands, workforce issues, and mining practices as areas of future concern.
The committee foresees changes in the mining industry that can be predicted with certainty; other predictions represent educated conjecture. Mining production is expected to increase dramatically in the next 10 years. New technologies will be developed, new ventilation and ground control practices will be implemented, and new health and safety regulations enacted. At the same time, a large turnover is expected in the mine worker population as older workers retire and younger, less experienced workers join the workforce. Physical conditions such as mine depth, seam inclination, and seam thickness are likely to create a more challenging mining environment. The Mining Program should stay abreast of advances in mining methods and equipment and be prepared to offer recommendations where appropriate. Metalliferous Mines Safety India SITEMAP
In the course of evaluating the Mining Program’s seven strategic research areas, the committee considered emerging issues for which the Mining Program needs to be prepared. This chapter presents a list of those issues, with brief explanation, Tamil Nadu and Kerala Mines Safety Association. KERALA ZONE. Mines Safety Week Celebration 2009. 1st February to 7th February 2010.Metalliferous Mines Safety Week, Emerging Issues in Mining Safety and Health, Mine Environment and Mineral Conservation Week
EMERGING AREAS IN NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS PREVENTION
EMERGING AREAS IN CUMULATIVEMUSCULOSKELETAL INJURY PREVENTION
EMERGING AREAS IN TRAUMATIC INJURY PREVENTION
nd equipment is a logical means of reducing traumatic injury. The Mining Program should be prepared to facilitate this through work with other research entities and manufacturers to simultaneously design new mining systems and safety equipment.
EMERGING AREAS IN MINE DISASTER PREVENTION AND CONTROL
EMERGING AREAS IN GROUND FAILURE PREVENTION RESEARCH
gins. The Mining Program should investigate the applicability of current or newly developed technology in detecting voids, especially those containing water, and should consider the benefits of developing routine procedures to improve mining in the vicinity of old mines and at-risk geologic conditions.
EMERGING AREAS IN SURVEILLANCE, TRAINING, AND INTERVENTIONEFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH