Covia Minerals & Material on mining safety: ‘Support must come from the top down’
As part of an ongoing series produced in association with Carroll Technologies examining health and safety best practise and innovation at mining and industrial sites, Andy O’Brien, vice president of safety and health at leading provider of minerals and material solutions, Covia, discusses the company’s approach to keeping its employees safe.
Illegal gold mining destroying Amazon rainforest, new study reveals
A research study carried out by non-profit environmental groups revealed that rising small-scale illegal gold mining in the Amazon rainforest is causing significant damage to waterways and forests.
Mining guide: the leaker feeder communication system
While mining operations account for just 0.1% of US land, the expanse of underground operations, and the complexity of mine sites, means that the ability to communicate effectively across large sites where traditional phone signals might not function is of critical importance to the mining industry.
Anglo American’s five strategic objectives on mining safety
As part of an ongoing series produced in association with Carroll Technologies examining health and safety best practise and innovation at mining and industrial sites, Mike Parker, head of safety, operational risk and assurance at Anglo American, discusses how technology has - and will continue to - transform operational safety, but that, often, it too comes with its own risks.
Mining union sues MSHA over withdrawal of safety scrutiny status
Last week, the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) opened legal action against the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the branch of the US government responsible for regulating mining safety, after the MSHA lifted a ‘pattern of violations’ (POV) status from a coal mine in West Virginia.