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Commission of the European Communities
Safety and health in mining
and quarrying industries
Proceedings of a symposium
held in Luxembourg
t10 to 12 September 1986
fe^SS^ Safety and health in mining and
quarrying industries Commission of the European Communities
Safety and health in mining
and quarrying industries
Proceedings of a symposium held in Luxembourg
10 to 12 September 1986
Edited by:
Commission of the European Communities
Directorate-General
Employment, Social Affairs and Education
Luxembourg
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1988 CL- EUR 11319 E N Published by the
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Directorate-General
Telecommunications, Information Industries and Innovation
Batiment Jean Monnet
LUXEMBOURG
LEGAL NOTICE
Neither the Commission of the European Communities nor any person acting on
behalf of the n is responsible for the use which might be made of the
following information
Cataloguing data can be found at the end of this publication
Luxembourg : Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1988
ISBN 92-825-8280-9 Catalogue-number: CD-NA-11319-EN-C
©ECSC-EEC-EAEC, Brussels ■ Luxembourg, 1988
Printed in Luxembourg CONTENTS
Welcome address
J. DEGIMBE
SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION
Mining and quarrying in the European Economic Community - 6
the safety and health aspects
P.A. WALKER
Extractive industries in France other than coal mining 16
n. BOULICAULT
An introduction to mining and quarrying in Germany 29
W.F. WALDNER
The extractive industry in Italy: mines and quarries 52
F. RETACCHI
An introduction to mining (non-coal) and quarrying 66
in Great Britain
F. THOMPSON
Information and statistics on the non-coal extractive 78
industries in Belgium, 1983
P. CAJOT and M. MAINJOT
The Spanish mining industry 8
J. PRADO CALZADO
SESSION 2: REDUCING THE RISK OF ACCIDENT IN THE QUARRYING INDUSTRY
Design and maintenance of hard rock quarries to assure safe 1G0
and healthy working
M. PINZARI and P. ORSINI
Accident prevention by good layout in sand, gravel and other soft 124
rock quarries
B. FEUGA and F. WOJTKOWIAK
Preventing accidents caused by loss of stability of quarry faces, 141
tips and dams
W.L. GARRETT
Loss control in quarrying activities 158
W.N. PILLING and P. COLEY Reducing the risk of accident by design and maintenance of the 172
mineral, handling system
C. BAUBEAU and A. IATROPOULOS
Improving materials handling in the quarrying industry <'°
G. DE LA RUPELLE
Reducing the risk of accident by the safe use and handling of 183
explosives in quarrying
G. COUNET
Discussion of Session 2: First series 139
Seconds 192
SESSION 3: SAFETY IN THE OTHER-THAN-COAL UNDERGROUND MINING INDUSTRIES
Minimising the accident risk by good design of the mine and 196
methods of work
G. SCHMOLL
Improving strata control in potash and salt mines 209
F.W. UHLENBECKER
Minimising the risk of accident in the transport and 223
materials handling process
R.L. BURNETT and B.J. BREEN
The use of ammonium nitrate/fuel oil mixtures in underground 237
mines
R. DENIAU
The safe transport, storage and use of diesel oil and other 241
flammable liquids underground
P. EMMOTT
Monitoring and remote monitoring of old workings 244
R. SCHWARTZMANN
Final report on Session 3 255
SESSION 4: PROTECTING HEALTH IN THE MINING AND QUARRYING INDUSTRIE
The accidents in the marble quarries of Carrara 262
R. DAL PORTO, G. CILLERAI and A. GIOE'
Ventilation and the environment in potash mines 274
Y. G0DEFR0Y
VI Reducing the exposure to noise in the mining industry 236
G. LEVIN
Reducing the exposure to noise in the quarrying industry 29
B. IIAPPEL
Monitoring the dust hazard in the quarrying industry 309
E. SAUNDERS
Monitoring the dust hazard in the quarrying industry 315
R. A. COMYNS
A personal sampler for measuring dust concentrations 324
P. C0URB0N
Discussion of Session 4 329
SESSION 5: TRAINING AS AN AID TO IMPROVED SAFETY AND HEALTH
IN THE MINING AND QUARRYING INDUSTRIES
Training the workforce for the underground mining industry 332
S. BOWENS
Training the workforce for the quarrying industries 350
S. KN0BL0CH
Training supervisors for the quarrying industry8
R. PEMBERTON
Discussion of Session 5 36
SESSION 6: WORKER INVOLVEMENT IN SAFETY
The role of the trade unions in improving safety and 372
health at work
H. BRINKHOFF
Safety campaigns in the extractive industries and the 33
training of safety officers
E. ROSSI
Discussion of Session 6 392
VII SESSION 7: THE ROLE OF THE INSPECTORATE IN PROMOTING IMPROVED
SAFETY AND HEALTH
The role of HM Inspectorate of Mines and Quarries in safety 394
and health in the extractive industries (non-coal) in the
United Kingdom
F. THOMPSON
The role of the inspectorate in Italy 410
Discussion of Section 78
List of participants 419
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