Working in mining comes with its fair share of risks. There are accidents that we hear about happening worldwide. Minimizing the chance for an accident comes down to establishing good safety in the mining site and using the right equipment. Here are 7 top safety tips to reduce accidents in mining.
Don’t Let Dangers Pile Up
Staying alert on the job is important but fixing areas where there could be danger is equally important. If you see a frayed cord or a tripping hazard, fix the issue so it doesn’t affect you or others.
Make sure you have proper communication standards in place. Employees need to be able to communicate even when they are working quickly to maintain deadlines. Eliminate risks by talking things out before you take on new actions.
Proper training is crucial on a mining site. Making sure that everyone feels comfortable with the equipment, knows the processes for safety and evacuation routes is crucial. Safety needs to be second nature on a mining site and people need to react quickly to avoid tragedy.
Supervision needs to be in place at every level of the company. Sometimes a second pair of eyes in the mining industry will prevent disaster.
Ensuring that all the equipment you have in stock follows the latest safety standards is crucial. Upgrading your equipment is a great start for your business and with the help of regular upgrades for your industry, you can make sure that you will stay on top of new trends and prevent accidents.
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This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker/SMC. For nearly a half a century, Becker Mining has been at the forefront of safety, producing the best ground fault relay in the industry. Becker/SMC is the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical control systems. Most of the major innovations, design features and specialized electrical components have been developed by Becker/SMC.