Kumar, Niraj and Paul, Biswajit (2004) Planning of risk assessment and safety management in Indian surface mines. Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuels, 52 (11). pp. 314-317. ISSN 0022-2755

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Unlike major industries, mining has high potential risk of accidents. The present day environment demands to have a fresh look at safety management as a structured process composed of well defined systems that emphasizes continuous improvement in work quality, health, welfare and productivity of workforce engaged in mining industry through setting up of improved safety standards and their effective implementation and administration. Because the statutory provision can never be fully comprehensive, appropriate and site specify and because the process of legislation making is often slow, these trail behind the technological innovations. It is now widely accepted that the concept of “risk management” through “risk assessment” contributes greatly toward achieving these objectives. The risk assessment process will identify all the existing and probable hazards in the work environment and in all operations, assess the risk levels of those hazards in order to prioritize which needs immediate attention for redressal, where maintenance of ongoing management will be sufficient and which are of mild nature. Considering the accident scenario in Indian mining industry, it has now become essential that risk assessment be undertaken of all hazardous operations, equipment and machinery, taking account of the procedures used, maintenance, supervision and management. The process will involve the entire staff in the realization of safety improvement program with responsibility and accountability sharing proportionate to the decision-making authority. This paper deals with methodology to conduct risk assessment studies and implement safety management plan to diminish accidents in Indian surface mines.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Geo-Mechanics and Mine Design
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2011 11:11
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2011 11:11
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/333

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