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Mongolian Industry Launches VISION ZERO

On 28th to 29th March 2018 Mongolia launched the Vision Zero campaign in the framework of the Safety First Forum 2018 (Figure 1). The complete Mongolian industry with the big mining industry in the first line is fully committed to the VISION ZERO Strategy of ISSA and to its 7 Golden Rules. Author: Dipl.-Ing. Helmut Ehnes, Leiter Prävention, Berufsgenossenschaft Rohstoffe und chemische ...

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VISION ZERO Meets the Lime Industry

From 4th to 6th October 2017 150 plant owners and CEOs of the international lime industry met in Kyoto/Japan to discuss innovation and challenges such as CO2 emissions (Figure 1). Safety and health in lime production were in the focus when the representatives of 20 countries came together. ISSA Mining’s Helmut Ehnes introduced the VISION ZERO strategy and the 7 ...

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Interview with ISSA Mining’s new Vice Presidents

At ISSA Mining’s General Assembly on 11th September 2017 in Bangkok/Thailand, the delegates unanimously voted for Vic Pakalnis and Leigh McMaster as new Vice Presidents for the regions North America and Africa. Peter Schrandt, German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the Raw Materials and Chemical industry (BG RCI), Langenhagen/Germany, talked to the new board members about their background and views. ...

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Safety and Health Unite Miners from Canada and Germany

A two day event from 29th to 30th June 2017 in Canada’s mining capital Sudbury united mining professionals from both sides of the Atlantic. Professionals of the industry and research centered on safety and health, exchanging on insight in research and best practice in safe mining. The Mining Association of Canada and the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce ...

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More than 100 Participants from over 30 Countries Join OSH Conference and Workshop

More than 100 participants from 34 countries joined the International Scientific Conference and Workshop on Occupational Health and Safety in Formal and Informal Mining. The array of delegates coming together 22nd to 25th of August 2017 in Odense/Denmark, spanned researchers, officers and delegates from authorities and independent organizations, mining corporations as the ICMM, medium-sized quarry operators and representatives of artisanal ...

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IMRB Poccия 2017: I Have a Dream

The International Mines Rescue Body (IMRB) is a “Not for Profit” organisation which was conceptualized in 1998 for freely sharing information relating to safety improvement of the mines rescue profession on a global basis. Twentyfour nations and four associations are members and key contributors to the body who biennially host the IMRB conference and support the International Mines Rescue Competition ...

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From Mining to all Sectors: VISION ZERO and the Seven Golden Rules. Worldwide!

The XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore 2017 proved to be a true milestone for VISION ZERO and the Seven Golden Rules, highlighted in literally every keynote. Singapore demonstrated impressively that the country was the ideal host, showing a true commitment by experts and the industry alike. Businesses in Singapore proved how serious health and ...

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Unity is Strength: Synergy Improves Mine Safety – Motives, Concepts and Projects

Synergy is a buzzword that produces different reactions. It gives some people the creeps, while it makes others’ eyes light up. But beware: every cooperation agreement, tie-up or takeover in the mergers and acquisitions sector is now justified with the casual promise of a synergy effect, though in many cases the projected improvements are not specifically named. The motto “unity ...

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Is Your Company Fit for an Ageing Workforce?

By 2030, workers aged 55 to 64 are expected to make up 30 % or more of the workforce in many European countries. The retirement age is increasing in many member states and many workers are likely to face longer working lives. Efforts must therefore be made to ensure safe and healthy conditions throughout working life. The Europe 2020 strategy identifies ...

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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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