A Step Toward Achieving a Zero Accident Potential in Indian Mining Industry

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  • Department of Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, 826 004
  • Department of Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, 826 004
  • Department of Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, 826 004

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18311/jmmf/2017/26981

Keywords:

International Safety Status, Statistical Analysis, Safety Compliance and Outcomes, Zero Accident Potential.

Abstract

Mining has been and continues to be an industry where the concern for miners' safety is of great importance. Even though the mining industry has experienced a considerable improvement in the reduction of accident rates in underground and surface mines, further reduction of accident rates is necessary. In general safety problems in the Indian mining industry in terms of the reduction of accidents and injuries are mainly being addressed through reactive measures of hazard control rather than proactive measures. Though, mining employs one per cent of the global workforce, but it is disproportionately responsible for eight per cent of fatal workplace accidents due to the nature of the work, injuries and deaths which have historically been accepted as an inevitable consequence of mining. With this track record, focus on safety improvement, and all the improvements that have been made over the years, we believe that our industry are in a position to drive for the ultimate goal – that NO ONE is hurt in mines. The tool for achievement is for each manpower company to develop a zero accident potential with their measure of achievement being zero first aids, injuries or illnesses.

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Published

2017-08-01

How to Cite

Mangal, A., Sarkar, F., & Paul, P. S. (2017). A Step Toward Achieving a Zero Accident Potential in Indian Mining Industry. Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels, 65(8), 432–437. https://doi.org/10.18311/jmmf/2017/26981

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