Safety and health in small-scale surface mines: A handbook

The objectives of this handbook are: to protect workers in small-scale surface (open-pit) mines from safety and health hazards and risks in their work; to prevent or reduce the incidence and severity of illness and injury in small-scale surface mines, and to promote training, knowledge sharing and social dialogue.
The handbook is targeted at all involved in open-pit small-scale mining and sets out the basic requirements for protecting workers’ safety and health and contain recommendations on good mining practices to be followed in order to protect safety and health.