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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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“It’s the Mining World!”

Mine rescuers operate in a niche deciding on life and death. And it is not only about the safety of trapped miners, but also the safety of the rescuers themselves, operating in confined spaces, at high heat, darkness and hazardous atmospheres under high levels of physical and mental stress. The mission in Lassing, Austria, proved in 1998 how dangerous this ...

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RAG’s Pathway to ‘Zero’ Accidents

The RAG Aktiengesellschaft (RAG), Herne/Germany, with its three active collieries of Prosper-Haniel, Auguste Victoria and Ibbenbüren, is currently in run-down mode. Auguste Victoria is set to close at the end of this year, while production is to cease at the two remaining collieries, Prosper-Haniel and Ibbenbüren, in 2018. The company will then enter the post-mining era and will have to ...

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Zero Accidents and 100 % Value Added. Utopian – Challenging – Natch?

Occupational health and safety and process efficiency are outstanding action items in coal mining. At first glance, the goals like risk minimization for the employees and steadily rising productivity, seem to stand in opposition to each other, specifically taking into account the potentially higher risk in underground mining. History shows that different approaches, i.e. various management systems have been used ...

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Cooperation to Improve Health and Safety in the Turkish Mining Industry

The Turkish Ministry of Mines, Raw Materials and Energy, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) in Geneva and the International Section of the ISSA for Safety and Health in Mining (ISSA Mining) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Ankara, agreeing to cooperate closely to improve occupational safety in the Turkish mining industry. Author: Dipl.-Ing. Helmut Ehnes, Generalsekräter der International Section ...

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SAFETY 7.0 – 7 Golden Rules to VISION ZERO

“Industry 4.0” – “Mining 4.0” – perhaps you have already heard of these terms? These keywords signify the next stage of industrial production. The internet and production technologies are growing closer together. Machines can communicate with one another, wherever they may happen to be located. The “Internet of Things” is the appropriate term. But what does SAFETY 7.0 mean? It ...

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Drilling rescue boreholes in the Chinese coal industry

In spite of intensive efforts and significant progress in the area of occupational safety, the Chinese coal industry is still a relatively dangerous environment to work in. As well as introducing a large number of operational and organisational measures, the China National Coal Development Company took another step towards improving passive safety in 2012 by ordering six German-built rigs for ...

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Mobile hitching device attaches to rockbolts as an anti-fall personal protection system

Rockbolts are widely used for strata support in the salt and potash mining industries. Large numbers of such bolts are installed in the roof to prevent slabs of salt from breaking away and crashing down. Many underground tasks have to be performed where there is a risk of falling. A newly developed mobile hitching device now means that for the ...

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Magnetic protective caps for milling heads

Extremely sharp cutting heads are used when workpieces are machined in milling machines. There is a danger of lacerations and infections from cooling lubricants when the milling heads are installed/removed and during the measurement procedures. The trainee Felix Röwekämper had the right idea to make working safer. He developed a new type of individually adapted protective caps for milling heads ...

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