Special Issue "Safety & Health in Mining"

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A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (14 January 2011)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Robert Larry Grayson
Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 103A Hosler Building, State College, PA 16802, USA
Website: http://www.eme.psu.edu/faculty/grayson.html
E-Mail: rlg19@psu.edu
Interests: mine safety and health; risk management; underground mining; coal mining methods and management

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. David Cliff
Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC), The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, 4072, Australia
Website: http://www.uq.edu.au/uqexperts/profile.php?staff_id=1964
E-Mail: d.cliff@mishc.uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 3346 4086
Fax: +61 7 3346 4067
Interests: spontaneous combustion; fires; explosions; gas analysis; emergency preparedness; incident management; hours of work and OHS; occupational hygiene; fatigue; fitness for duty; coal mine fires; respirable dust; noise; occupational health and safety in mining

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Michael K. McCarter
College of Mines and Earth Sciences, Department of Mining Engineering, The University of Utah, 135 S. 1460 East Room 313, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA
Website: http://faculty.utah.edu/u0032017-MICHAEL_K_MCCARTER/biography/index.hml
E-Mail: k.mccarter@utah.edu
Interests: mining induced seismicity; monitoring of pillar stress; location of trapped miners; slope stability; monitoring of unstable slopes

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Arthur L. Frank
Drexel University, School of Public Health, 245 N. 15th Street, Mail Stop 1034, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
Website: http://publichealth.drexel.edu/Departments/Environmental_Occupational_Health /Faculty_and_Staff/Arthur_L_Frank_MD_PhD/90/
E-Mail: alf13@drexel.edu
Phone: +1 215 762 3930
Interests: pneumoconiosis; silicosis; CWP; safety; worker education; medical surveillance

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of this special issue is to put the spotlight on health and safety in mining. Recent tragic events have reinforced the need for all mining professionals to reaffirm their commitment to improving health and safety. This issue will focus on the major issues facing the mining industry of the 21st century and look to solutions for these issues. Clearly there is a need to improve the management of major hazards such as fire, explosion and ground control. Equally chronic problems relating to occupational health, such as dust, noise and chemical exposure should not be forgotten. In addition we should not forget the many thousands of injuries that occur particularly strains, sprains and dislocations and find better ways to prevent them. Other areas of research needs go beyond the technical scientific disciplines and would assess the processes for managing these hazards and the role of the regulator in encouraging better performance.

Prof. Dr. Robert Larry Grayson
Prof. Dr. David Cliff
Prof. Dr. Michael K. McCarter
Prof. Dr. Arthur L. Frank
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • emergency management
  • hazard management
  • occupational health issues and management
  • accident/injury prevention
  • measuring safety performance - lead, lag and positive measures
  • the role of government - compliance and enforcement
  • occupational health and safety management

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p. 272-282
by , ,  and
Minerals 2012, 2(4), 272-282; doi:10.3390/min2040272
Received: 10 September 2012; in revised form: 21 September 2012 / Accepted: 25 September 2012 / Published: 15 October 2012
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p. 129-168
by  and
Minerals 2012, 2(2), 129-168; doi:10.3390/min2020129
Received: 12 April 2012; in revised form: 15 May 2012 / Accepted: 17 May 2012 / Published: 11 June 2012
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p. 122-143
by , , , , ,  and
Minerals 2011, 1(1), 122-143; doi:10.3390/min1010122
Received: 26 September 2011; in revised form: 16 November 2011 / Accepted: 22 November 2011 / Published: 30 November 2011
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p. 109-121
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Minerals 2011, 1(1), 109-121; doi:10.3390/min1010109
Received: 24 August 2011; in revised form: 30 September 2011 / Accepted: 15 November 2011 / Published: 23 November 2011
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p. 73-108
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Minerals 2011, 1(1), 73-108; doi:10.3390/min1010073
Received: 1 September 2011; in revised form: 21 October 2011 / Accepted: 25 October 2011 / Published: 7 November 2011
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p. 49-72
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Minerals 2011, 1(1), 49-72; doi:10.3390/min1010049
Received: 1 September 2011; Accepted: 26 October 2011 / Published: 2 November 2011
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p. 30-48
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Minerals 2011, 1(1), 30-48; doi:10.3390/min1010030
Received: 1 September 2011; in revised form: 3 October 2011 / Accepted: 21 October 2011 / Published: 28 October 2011
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p. 3-29
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Minerals 2011, 1(1), 3-29; doi:10.3390/min1010003
Received: 8 August 2011; in revised form: 5 September 2011 / Accepted: 14 September 2011 / Published: 22 September 2011
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