Special Issue "Safety & Health in Mining"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (14 January 2011).
Interests: mine safety and health; risk management; underground mining; coal mining methods and management
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
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Interests: mining induced seismicity; monitoring of pillar stress; location of trapped miners; slope stability; monitoring of unstable slopes
Interests: pneumoconiosis; silicosis; CWP; safety; worker education; medical surveillance
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
- 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