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Mine Emergency Response and Rescue Training Courses in Modern Academic Mining Engineering Programs

The worldwide mining industry is currently facing a significant restructuring process. In most underground mines, widespread mechanization of the mining processes increases production while reducing staff numbers. At the same time, the mining depths as well as the lateral spread of the mine workings are increasing. This ever changing mining environment is requiring sophisticated solutions for the design and operation ...

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Collegiate Mine Rescue: Universal Benefits

Collegiate mine rescue teams have been established in the United States, Australia and various other countries. The valuable skills gained while learning and training mine rescue at a collegiate level are universal. In 2016, there were nine collegiate mine rescue teams in the United States, with additional collegiate mine rescue programs being developed at different universities throughout the world, including ...

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VIZE Europe: Meet international OSH experts in Germany

Aworking world with no severe accidents und diseases: How can the ambitious aims of the VISION ZERO prevention strategy be met? Find answers at the international “First VISION ZERO Europe Conference“ (VIZE Europe), an event a European network of OSH experts is inviting to. Next to innovative concepts for on-site prevention, VIZE Europe offers the chance to learn of solutions ...

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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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