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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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