Top 10 Safety Hazards In Mining – and how to control them
New article by Ruth Jenkins. See all of Ruth’s highly recommended safety articles here: Sina Solutions
I have been working in the mining industry since 1989. My journey has been an Interesting one and it’s hard to believe that I am now in my third decade in this mining business! Does this make me a “Wise Woman”? Do I Know it all? Am I a Safety Guru? (I would like to think so!). A safety warrior? I have the laughter lines that show I have had a fantastic journey across three continents. I certainly do not feel wise but I feel that I have travelled the distance and come out the other side in one piece!
I have lost a few colleagues in that time from accidents in the pit and have come to realize that some of the hazards we talk about at work are very controlled yet there are other things happening that do not even get a mention.
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Ruth’s Top 10 Risks in Mining:
- Vehicle Interactions
- Working at Height
- Confined Space
- Lifting Objects
- Ground Failure
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Taylor Abrams says
Thank you for listing the top 10 risks in mining which includes behavior, communication, electricity, fire, and lifting objects. My dad’s looking for a mining company who can work on his recently bought land just outside of town. I’m excited for the project he has in mind since he promised he’d bring us to the site one of these days.
Rob Long says
Taylor, the top 10 hazards in mining are:
Desensitisation to risk
It’s not the list of 10 above.
This is what we prioritise in all our training in SPoR in MIning. The SPoR list of 10 comes from extensive research into the many coronial inquiries into fatalities in mining.
Joe Rivera says
Hi Rick, excellent points! One question, when you point out not listening and safety arrogance, do you mind letting me know who are usually guilty of this? Thanks!
Rob Long says