Mining engineers deal with the extraction of minerals such as gold, iron, titanium and lithium. More often than not, they work in dangerous conditions inside the mines. They also come into contact with hazardous materials and chemicals. Below are some safety tips for mining engineers.
A site inspection will help you determine the following:
Check Local Laws
After the site inspection, check local laws to know the permits required to conduct the mining works. Some local councils will compel you to observe specific construction standards to prevent accidents at the site. Besides, you could be prohibited from using explosives at the site.
Your staff must have protective clothing at all times. For instance, you should provide earmuffs if the site has a lot of noisy machines. Industrial grade boots will prevent falls and foot injuries in the mine. Mines could get dark. As such, your staff should have reflective clothing to increase their visibility. Besides, the helmets used should have a torch attachment to be used in dark conditions. Provide safety harnesses if the employees will work at heights.
Mining machines could cause accidents at the site. Prevent such situations by observing the following guidelines:
Mining engineers must observe site safety to prevent injuries and fatalities. They should conduct a site inspection, follow mining laws, wear protective clothing and observe the recommended machine safety tips.
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