ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Espańol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)107634
CIS number 08-116
ISSN - Serial title 1505-0440 - WUG Bezpieczeństwo Pracy i Ochrona Środowiska w Górnictwie
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Krawczyk M.
Title Safety in open pit mines and amendments to the regulations related to surface mining
Original title Stan bezpieczeństwa w odkrywkowych zakładach górniczych oraz zmiany w przepisach obowiązujących przy eksploatacji kopalin metodą odkrywkową [in Polish]
Bibliographic information 2007, Vol.6, No.154, p.3-5.
Abstract This article presents an analysis of the issues related to safety in open-pit mines in Poland, taking into account all open-pit mines extracting basic and common minerals, and subject to the supervision of the mining inspection authorities since 2002. The emphasis is on natural hazards, dangerous occurrences and causes of accidents occurring in the surface mining of mineral deposits. The amendments to the regulations on surface mining are discussed, together with the help of examples, including the reasons for their introduction.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; mining industry; opencast work; Poland
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; legal aspects; safety analysis; collapse; natural phenomena; labour inspection; statistical aspects; comment on law; safety rules; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying