How to improve mining safety

Workers in the mining industry face more dangers than those in other industries. When this industry was first merging, there were many fatalities. Over the years, many safety policies have been put in place to protect these workers and the number of fatalities has decreased tremendously. There are a few mining safety tips that you should follow to improve the mining safety of yourself and fellow employees.

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Flammable gas sensing Technology improves Mine safety

Gas in mines is an ever-present hazard. An underground mine is an inhospitable place in which to work. Gas poisoning and explosion is a major hazard, with many different types of gas commonly present in mines. Black damp, a mixture of carbon dioxide and nitrogen, is formed because of corrosion and enclosed spaces so removing … Read moreFlammable gas sensing Technology improves Mine safety

What are the potential effects of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide for miners?

Mine gas refers to various harmful vapours produced during mining operations. Carbon monoxide (white damp) is a particularly toxic gas; as little as 0.1% can cause death within minutes. It is a product of the incomplete combustion of carbon and is formed in coal mines mainly by oxidation of coal, particularly in those mines where spontaneous combustion occurs.

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