Abowerbung
Home » Fachartikel » ISSA Mining

ISSA Mining

50 Years of ISSA Mining

The OSHAfrica 2019 Conference brought together stakeholders from across Africa and beyond to discuss the existing challenges in Occupational Safety and Health in Africa. Taking place in Johannesburg/South Africa, from 18th to 20th September, OSHAfrica 2019 featured the 7 Golden Rules and the ISSA’s VISION ZERO approach, which came as an initiative from the ISSA Mining section. During the event, ...

Read More »

Celebration of ISSA Mining’s 50th Anniversary – Opening Speech

I am very happy today, to see all of you to commemorate the foundation of ISSA Mining 50 years ago, and the remarkable development since then (Figures 1, 2). When ISSA Mining was established in 1969, the founding fathers could probably not imagine what would happen over the following 50 years. Yet, the core alignment did not differ from today’s ...

Read More »

Leadership for Occupational Safety and Health

A few weeks ago, sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg arrived at the shores of the USA, to support the USA climate strike movement and continue spreading her message in advance of the 2019 UN Climate Summit in New York City in September 2019. Greta is an environmental activist who receives a noticeable amount of attention across the world. What makes Greta so ...

Read More »

Challenge to Ventilation due to new Workplace Limits

Inn the past, working under precarious health conditions was part of everyday life in many areas of work and is still present today in many countries. Many health risks associated with various naturally occurring or produced substances are only recognized over time. It is important to protect people from these risks. Through the publication of various “Technical Rules for Hazardous ...

Read More »

Grand Final of the BG RCI Apprentice Competition: “Safety plays a part right from the start!”

Fhe 2018/2019 apprentice competition is geared towards the young employees of the member companies of the Social Accident Insurance Institution for the Raw Materials and Chemical Industry (BG RCI), Heidelberg/Germany. In an individual challenge and a team challenge, participants demonstrated their knowledge and ability in occupational health and safety. The top participants competed in the national final from 26th to ...

Read More »

In Pole Position with VISION ZERO

Four years of VISION ZERO at BG RCI – one year of VISION ZERO in an international context. This was reason enough to ask Helmut Ehnes, the Head of Prevention at the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the Raw materials and Chemical Industry (BG RCI) in Langenhagen/Germany, in autumn 2018 to draw up a first interim report in a ...

Read More »

VISION ZERO in Non Coal Mining

Security is a complicated process that involves technology, people and organizational structures in particular, and that can only be achieved by implanting a good safety culture within the organization and developing employees’ risk awareness. Employment injuries and occupational diseases can and must be prevented. VISION ZERO helps to achieve this goal and ultimately “zero accidents”. A case study below shows ...

Read More »

Mine Safety at RAG

Mine safety creates the conditions for a safe mine operation and a safe working environment. To date, RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, occupies an outstanding position in the field of occupational safety in an international comparison. The following article provides an overview of the main stages of development in ventilation, climatization, gas control and weather monitoring. 1  Introduction In addition to other ...

Read More »

Developments in Occupational Health and Safety at RAG

Health, safety and environmental protection (HSE) play a vital role in today’s society and in company operations. Legislators have reflected the importance of this by introducing a whole raft of HSE regulations. For Ruhrkohle and all its legal successors HSE not only means compliance with legal obligations but also constitutes a moral and ethical commitment that has now become an ...

Read More »