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Condition and Trends of Accident Rates in the Polish Mining Industry in 2016 – Activity of the State Mining Authority within the Scope of Accident Prevention

This paper presents accident rates and trends observed recently in the Polish mining industry. It also presents the strategy of the State Mining Authority in Katowice as a supervising body for the mining industry aimed at the improvement of occupational health and safety of the miners, optimum management of mineral deposits and reduction of the impact of the mining industry ...

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Causes of Man-Made Accidents in Gas-Dynamically and Geo-Dynamically Hazardous Coal Mining

The article reviews the largest accidents in underground coal mines in Russia for the last ten years. The spotlighted features of the events can be assumed the major causes of the man-made accidents. The ways of preventing them are discussed. The growing coal production industry in Russia faces the challenge of deeper level mining, under difficult ground conditions, high gas ...

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The ISSA Vision: Promoting Safety, Health and Wellbeing in a Changing World of Work

For social security organizations prevention historically has played a key role. Besides compensation and rehabilitation, prevention was part of the provisions of the first social security scheme established in 1884 in Germany by Chancellor Otto von Bismarck and prevention efforts have increased dramatically with the industrialization of our societies. In the 20th century, the main focus in prevention was on ...

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A Major Step Forward for VISION ZERO

Implementing VISION ZERO means exchanging ideas beyond national boundaries. This was the guiding principle for the first VISION ZERO Europe Conference (VIZE) that was held in Bochum/Germany from 7th to 9th September 2016. The debut event proved to be such a success that it has laid the foundations for a series of VISION ZERO conferences going forward. The first presentation ...

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Technical Considerations for the Rescue of Miners Trapped at Great Depth

Long-lasting entrapments are a rare but serious issue in mine rescue. Especially at great depth, such scenarios lead to complex rescue missions, even in modern mining. The first challenge is to locate the trapped miners and to establish communication. Depths of more than 1,500 m go beyond technological feasibility and thus require alternative approaches. With respect to drilling technology, the ...

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Mine Emergency Response and Rescue Training Courses in Modern Academic Mining Engineering Programs

The worldwide mining industry is currently facing a significant restructuring process. In most underground mines, widespread mechanization of the mining processes increases production while reducing staff numbers. At the same time, the mining depths as well as the lateral spread of the mine workings are increasing. This ever changing mining environment is requiring sophisticated solutions for the design and operation ...

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Collegiate Mine Rescue: Universal Benefits

Collegiate mine rescue teams have been established in the United States, Australia and various other countries. The valuable skills gained while learning and training mine rescue at a collegiate level are universal. In 2016, there were nine collegiate mine rescue teams in the United States, with additional collegiate mine rescue programs being developed at different universities throughout the world, including ...

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VIZE Europe: Meet international OSH experts in Germany

Aworking world with no severe accidents und diseases: How can the ambitious aims of the VISION ZERO prevention strategy be met? Find answers at the international “First VISION ZERO Europe Conference“ (VIZE Europe), an event a European network of OSH experts is inviting to. Next to innovative concepts for on-site prevention, VIZE Europe offers the chance to learn of solutions ...

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Underground Pit Stop

Das Grubenrettungsfahrzeug MRV 9000, das die Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Lübeck, gemeinsam mit dem kanadischen Bergbauunternehmen Goldcorp Inc. sowie der deutschen Hermann Paus Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Emsbüren, entwickelt hat, setzt neue Maßstäbe bei der Grubenrettung. Es wurde bei der International Mines Rescue Body Conference (IMRB) am 8. September 2015 in Hannover erstmals öffentlich präsentiert. If anyone wanted to summarize 21st ...

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THYSSEN SCHACHTBAU GMBH Takes a Leading Role in Promoting Workplace Safety

Mülheim-based THYSSEN SCHACHTBAU GMBH has been aiming to meet international standards in its workplace safety performance. After an intensive two-year preparation and training phase the existing Occupational Safety Management System, which is based on the SmS (system-oriented safety) quality seal issued by the BG RCI (Liability Insurance Association of the Raw Materials and Chemicals Industry), Heidelberg, has now been extended ...

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