|Document ID (ISN)||77787|
||92-2-112475-4 (en); 92-2-212475-8 (fr); 92-2-312475-1 (es)
|Convention or series no.
||Walle M., Jennings N.
||Safety and health in small-scale surface mines - A handbook
||Guide sur la sécurité et hygiène dans les petites mines à ciel ouvert [in French]|
Guía de seguridad e higiene en minas pequeñas a cielo abierto [in Spanish]
||ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2001. v, 51p. Illus.
||Worldwide, approximately 13 million workers are employed in small-scale surface mines, mostly in the informal sector in developing countries. Occupational safety and health regulations are not always adapted to small-scale surface mining, and may require revision. This booklet sets out a few basic principles for use in the absence of specific regulations, or in conjunction with them. Contents: objectives, scope and definitions; general principles and provisions; mining accidents and dangerous occurrences; hazards in the working environment; health, welfare and hygiene of mineworkers; first aid; personal protective equipment; safety when mining; mechanical equipment; explosives and blasting; mine closures.
||small enterprises; ILO; training material; plant safety and health organization; mining industry
||dangerous occurrences; safety guides; explosives; welfare facilities; national organization; shotfiring and blasting; mining machines; opencast work; training manuals; first aid; personal protective equipment; safe working methods; mechanical hazards; developing countries; informal sector
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||ILO|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Mining and quarrying
Small and medium-sized enterprises