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Mine Safety Science and Engineering
Health and Disaster Management

ISBN 9781138061491
Published September 12, 2019 by CRC Press
424 Pages 120 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In Mining Engineering operations, mines act as sources of constant danger and risk to the miners and may result in disasters unless mining is done with safety legislations and practices in place. Mine safety engineers promote and enforce mine safety and health by complying with the established safety standards, policies, guidelines and regulations. These innovative and practical methods for ensuring safe mining operations are discussed in this book including technological advancements in the field. It will prove useful as reference for engineering and safety professionals working in the mining industry, regulators, researchers, and students in the field of mining engineering.

Table of Contents

Chapter I: Basics of Mine Safety Engineering

1.1. Introduction

1.2. Safety nomenclature

1.3. Principles of safety engineering

1.4. Theories of accident causation

1.5. Challenging issues in mine safety

Chapter II: Safety Issues in Opencast and Underground Mines

2.1. Safety issues in underground coal and non-coal mines

2.2. Safety issues in opencast coal and non-coal mines

Chapter III: Behavioural-Based Safety

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Principles of Behavior-Based Safety

3.3. The seven principles of Behaviour-Based Safety

3.4. What is a Behaviour-Based Safety approach?

3.5. Types of behavior and intervention strategies

Chapter IV: Safety Culture in Mining Industry

4.1. Concept of safety culture

4.2. Building safety culture in mining industry

4.3. Strategies to change safety culture

4.4. Leadership commitment for improving safety culture

4.5. Safety maturity models

Chapter V: Accident Statistics, Analysis and Prevention in Coal and Non-Coal Mines

5.1. Accidents and their classification

5.2. Basic causes of accident occurrence

5.3. Frequency rate and severity rate

5.4. Accident cost

5.5. Accident statistics

5.6. Accident trend and analysis in India and abroad

5.7. Investigations into accidents and accident reports

5.8. Accident prevention in mines

Chapter VI: Safety Risk Assessment and Management

6.1. Safety Management System

6.2. Risk assessment

6.3. Risk assessment techniques

6.4. Case studies

Chapter VII: Safety Audit & Standardization

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Audit process

7.3. Safety audit in mines

7.4. Safety Audit Standards

Chapter VIII: Occupational Health and Safety in Mines

8.1. Introduction

8.2. Occupational health hazards in mines

8.3. Safety, Health & Welfare Legislations for mines

8.4. OHS structure in mining industry

8.5. Managing OHS issues in the workforce

Chapter IX: Safety Education and Training

9.1. What is safety education and training?

9.2. Why safety education and training is important?

9.3. Typical types of training materials in mining industry

9.4. Education and training provided in various countries

Chapter X: Innovations in Mine Safety Engineering

10.1. Virtual Reality

10.2. Electrical safety

10.3. Intrinsically safety and flameproof apparatus

10.4. Flameproof or explosion proof equipment

10.5. Personal Protective Equipment

10.6. IT applications and innovations in mine safety

Chapter XI: Disaster Management

11.1. Introduction

11.2. Phases of disaster management

11.3. Mine disasters and classification

11.4. Emergency preparedness and Disaster management plan

11.5. Emergency planning process

11.6. Conduct of rescue after disasters

11.7. Case studies

Chapter XII: Mine Rescue

12.1. Introduction

12.2. Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

12.3. Aerolox liquid oxygen breathing apparatus

12.4. Filtered air respirators

12.5. Fresh Air Hose or Tube Breathing Apparatus

12.6. The Mines Rescue Rules, 1985

12.7. Resuscitation

Chapter XIII: First Aid and Ambulance Work

13.1. Introduction

13.2. First aid after accidents

13.3. First aid training and facilities in Mines


Appendix A: Safety nomenclature

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Professor Debi Prasad Tripathy is Professor in the Department of Mining Engineering at National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. He obtained his B.E.(Mining Engg.) from VNIT, Nagpur; M. Tech. from I.T., BHU; and Ph.D. from ISM, Dhanbad. He did PG Dip. in Ecology and Environment (IIEE, New Delhi); Master of Financial Management (Pondicherry) and PG Dip. in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (Annamalai). He acted as HOD, Mining Engg. during 2010-2012.

He has published more than 180 research and technical papers in reputed International and National Journals/Conferences and authored five books on: Noise Pollution, Dictionary of Environmental Science, Dictionary of Quotations, Dictionary of Earth Science and Environmental Pollution Research. His areas of teaching and research interests are: Mine Environment and Safety Engineering, Environmental Management (Air & Noise), Mine Management, Mine Planning, and Computer Applications in Mining Industry.

He is an active member of several professional bodies: Chartered Engineer (I.E., India), FIE (I), FUWA, FISRMTT, LISTE, MMGMI and LMEAI. He has visited USA, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Botswana, Thailand, Dubai and Singapore on various academic assignments. He has worked as Associate Professor at PNG University, Lae in 2007. He has supervised two PhDs and is currently supervising 4 PhDs in Mine Environment. He has undertaken International Training EMCBTA Project: World Bank at UNSW, Sydney in 2004 and Disposal and Management of Coal Combustion Residues at SIUC, Carbondale, IL, USA.

He has been honored with "MSPI Outstanding Personalities Award-2008", "UWA Life Time Achievement Award, Chennai-2002", Gannet Memorial Award, 2009 from I.E. (I) and name included in Marquis' Who's Who in the World, 2009. In view of his academic/research contributions, he has been Honored with Abel Wolman Award of IE(I) in 2014, URR award, 2014 & 2015; Expert in Min. Env. , MOEF ; MEAI-Smt. Bala Tandon Award for significant contribution to improving environment, ecology in mining, Hyderabad in 2014; Smt. Veena Roonwal Memorial award for contribution for Environmental Management, SGAT, Bhubaneswar, 2014; Geo-minetech Excellence award, 2015; MGMI-Smt. Bala Tandon Award for significant contribution to improving quality of Life in Mine Environment, Kolkata in September 2015. He was examiner of PhD Thesis of candidates of IIT, Mumbai; IIT, BHU; VNIT, Nagpur and Member of OPSC, Odisha; JPSC and CPSC, Raipur as subject expert in Mining Engineering. He is editorial board member and reviewer of many prestigious International Journals.