Our modern standard of living comes from items either grown or mined. Keeping mines operating in an orderly and safe manner is important to not only miners and mine owners but to our standard of living.
Mining is a unique industry since by its very nature work conditions can change each day or by the hour. Keeping safety systems up to date and effective can be challenging to any mine operator especially medium and small size operators. Mining involves very heavy and powerful equipment, high electrical energy, conveyors, crushers, blasting and screens.
These activities mean operating equipment like dozers, front end loaders, man lifts, moving machine parts, ever changing stockpiles, outside truckers on site for material pick up, pushing material for feeding, feed ramps, high voltage to operate large motors driving plant equipment, etc.
Safeguards for mine operations include guarding, electrical safety, mobile equipment inspection and safe operation, site specific training, training records of employees, dust control, noise control, stock pile control/management, safety training plans, guarding, traffic control and site signage, among many other compliance needs.