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The mining industry has a reputation for being a risky business, with health risks that are varied and often quite serious, and it is important for miners to protect themselves accordingly. Nevertheless, mining doesn’t have to be unsafe.
It does not deal with the mining of materials for iron and steel production nor does it deal with the fabri ion of commercial steel products. The original code of practice on safety and health in the iron and steel industry was adopted in 1981.
2 This anthology reviews the current situation related to safety and health in mineral mining. The situation in 16 countries is described. Of the ten most productive mining countries in
Suggested Citation:"6 Emerging Issues in Mining Safety and Health." National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. 2007. Mining Safety and Health Research at NIOSH: Reviews of Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11850. ×
In Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Labour published a Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review in March 2015 that focussed on continuous improvement of occupational health and safety needs in ...
2. The safety and health representatives referred to in paragraph 1 f above shall, in accordance with national laws and regulations, have the following rights: a to represent workers on all aspects of workplace safety and health, including where applicable, the exercise of the rights provided in paragraph 1 above; b to:
Owing to the inherent nature of mining operations, large-scale industrial operations with machinery and people working in close proximity, the safety of our employees, contractors and the communities surrounding our operations can be at risk. It is imperative that we maintain high safety standards and competence to meet our objective of Zero Harm.