Health and Safety risks in Mining Industry – can positive examples maked difference

Mirakovski, Dejan and Hadzi-Nikolova, Marija and Gocevski, Borce and Taskovski, Stanke and Doneva, Nikolinka (2018) Health and Safety risks in Mining Industry – can positive examples maked difference. In: 13th International Conference Management and Safety, 15-16 June 2018, Ohrid, Macedonia.

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Mining industry has a reputation for being a risky business, with health and safety risks that are varied and often quite serious, so it is important for miners to protect accordingly. Nevertheless, mining doesn’t have to be unsafe. Introduction of strict safety rules and procedures, as well as advanced safety equipment, the mining industry has seen its fatality rate drop over time. To be successful, best practices in any organization must be deeply ingrained into the corporate culture and supported from top management on down through the ranks. This is especially important in mining and other high-risk industries where safety awareness and consistency are essential in helping to prevent accidents, injuries and fatalities.
The paper describe the Sasa Mine example, where successful implementation of tailor made safety improvements led to 483 days without LT injuries during the last two years. Sasa mine works on continuous improvement of H&S conditions by introducing a variety control and improvement tools, through an open process that never ends, using “we can always do better” approach.

Key words: health and safety, risk management, good practice, mining

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Marija Hadzi-Nikolova
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 06:57
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2018 06:57

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