The Future of Mine Ventilation in Our Hands
The ninth international mine ventilation congress, Delhi, India, November 2009, highlighted that mining world and societies within countries with significant mining industries demand progress from a past that include exceptionally high incidence of work-related injuries and diseases and too many disasters with multiple fatalities. The mining world must increase the pace of change and must move forward from seeing the suffocation of regulations to integration of better approaches that in practical ways contribute to the most productive and safe mining environments. A safety management approach is formulated on the basis that the prevailing hazards are first identified and then systems appropriate to the mine's unique situation are adopted. The larger mining companies would prefer to employ responsible engineers who are professionally qualified to lead the teams resolving mine ventilation challenges.
S. Gillies, "The Future of Mine Ventilation in Our Hands," Journal of the Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa, Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa, Jan 2010.
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01 Jan 2010