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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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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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