Special Issue "Taking Health and Safety in the Mining Industry into the 21st Century - Innovative solutions to difficult problems"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2012)
Prof. Dr. David Cliff
Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC), The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, 4072, Australia
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
As mining moves into the 21st century, developments in mining methods and the scale of mining present new challenges in the management of health and safety. The issues include the increased size of mining equipment, the higher degree of automation, and the increased use of remote control equipment. In addition to these physical issues there is increased stress being placed upon workers due to the shortage of suitably skilled staff, the ever increasing demands to improve productivity with less personnel and the increased expectations of the public for continued improvement in health and safety performance. The increasing development of mine sites necessitating long distance commuting, living in camps and flying or driving in and out at the end of each shift cycle also creates psychosocial pressures. Finally intermittent disasters sadly continue to occur despite many improvements in mining technology.
Prof. Dr. David Cliff
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- automation and safety
- occupational Health
- psychosocial health
- fatigue and hours of work
- commute mining/FIFO
- physical fitness
- drug and alcohol usage
- disaster management and prevention
- behaviour based safety
- resilience and reliability
- safety Management Systems
Review: The Health and Safety Benefits of New Technologies in Mining: A Review and Strategy for Designing and Deploying Effective User-Centred Systems
Minerals 2012, 2(4), 417-425; doi:10.3390/min2040417
Received: 28 September 2012; in revised form: 15 October 2012 / Accepted: 19 October 2012 / Published: 31 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (409 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Minerals 2012, 2(4), 473-492; doi:10.3390/min2040473
Received: 24 October 2012; in revised form: 16 November 2012 / Accepted: 20 November 2012 / Published: 28 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1195 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Comparing Health Risks to Load-Haul-Dump Vehicle Operators Exposed to Whole-Body Vibration Using EU Directive 2002/44EC, ISO 2631-1 and ISO 2631-5
Minerals 2013, 3(1), 16-35; doi:10.3390/min3010016
Received: 12 December 2012; in revised form: 8 January 2013 / Accepted: 8 January 2013 / Published: 14 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (454 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Minerals 2013, 3(2), 145-164; doi:10.3390/min3020145
Received: 25 January 2013; in revised form: 16 March 2013 / Accepted: 22 March 2013 / Published: 15 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1027 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Forensic Assessment of Metal Contaminated Rivers in the 21st Century Using Geochemical and Isotopic Tracers
Minerals 2013, 3(2), 192-246; doi:10.3390/min3020192
Received: 1 March 2013; in revised form: 25 April 2013 / Accepted: 26 April 2013 / Published: 16 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (3443 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 27 May 2013