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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Premiere: Global Lime Industry joins ISSA´s VISION ZERO Initiative as first Industrial Association

Author: Berufsgenossenschaft Rohstoffe und chemische Industrie (BG RCI), Langenhagen The global lime industry is represented by the International Lime Association (ILA). ILA was founded on 27th November 1970, in Paris/France, by national lime associations and manufacturers of lime products from Belgium, Finland, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom and the USA. Throughout the decades, ILA has strongly expanded and today ...

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VISION ZERO at THAILAND SAFE@WORK 2018

Author: Dr. Dheera Phong-anant, Safety and Health at Work Promotion Association Thailand (SHAWPAT), Bangkok/Thailand This year, the Safety and Health at Work Promotion Association Thailand (SHAWPAT) and the Thailand Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (TOSH) were co-organizing the 32nd annual national event on OSH, namely “Thailand SAFE@WORK 2018”, on 28th to 30th June 2018 at Bangkok International Trade and ...

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SafeMine PhD-Programme – Educating the Mine Health and Safety Workforce of Tomorrow

For a modern mining company with attractive and safe workplaces a new type of leader for tomorrow’s health and safety at work is needed. This was the reason for four leading European mining universities to working closely together with industrial partners in order to develop a PhD-programme with a focus on increasing mine safety, using the most up to date ...

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Development of the Mine Rescue at TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Introduction of the European Training Project MINERS

In the context of the constant expansion of the Research and Educational Mine of the Technical University (TU) Bergakademie Frei-berg/Germany, and the structural change of the Central German mining industry, new adjustments need to be made on the local mine rescue organization. This article examines the structure of the mine rescue organization at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Parallel to this restructuring, ...

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ISSA launched VISION ZERO for Eurasia in Russia

From 9th to 13th April 2018 the Russian Federation has held their 4th All-Russian Occupational Safety and Health Week in Sochi. The opening ceremony was characterized by the launch of VISION ZERO. During five days the impressive number of more than 11,000 people visited the event. Sochi lately became famous for Winter Olympics in 2014, place of political meetings and ...

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2018 VISION ZERO Sponsorship Prizes Awarded – BG RCI Presents Germany’s Highest-Value Occupational Safety Prize

How can we make routine instructions interesting and effective? How can heavy, irregularly shaped parts be moved safely and ergonomically? How do you promote a culture that pursues the very forefront of occupational health and safety? The winners of the 2018 VISION ZERO sponsorship award show us how you can embrace the potential of their ideas to drive your company ...

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