THE MINES ACT, 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGER‟S CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES

REGULATIONS, 1961. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED)
MINE MANAGEMENT, LEGISLATION, & GENERAL SAFETY FRIDAY THE 9TH NOVEMBER, 2001 FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS

ANSWER ANY SIX QUESTIONS (ALL QUESTIONS CARRY EQUAL MARKS)
Q.No.1 In statutory terms, what is the difference between Act, Regulations, Rules and Bye-Laws. Enumerate different acts applicable to mines and describe briefly the scope of each. What is the significance of accident enquiries in promotion of safety? How would you use the findings of accident enquiries for formulating a hazards control program? As Mines Manager, a case of over-winding has been reported to you. Describe, step by step, the procedure that you would adopt to deal with the incident. What investigations would you make to find out its cause? Assume your own conditions? What are the statutory provisions related to standards of ventilation? How does humidity affect mine environment and work performance? How would you measure humidity? What are the dangers associated with use of air compressors in underground mines? What safety precautions should be taken? How you would determine the cost of an accident? How would you formulate a plan for improving the status of safety in your mines? Briefly describe the statutory provisions relating to occupational health and hygiene in mines. What were the recommendations of Tripartite Conference in safety in mines in this regard? Write short notes on: Inspection and care of friction winder rope? Adequacy of statutory provisions in relating to super vision in mechanized opencast mines. Dealing with misfires in long hole blasting? Statutory returns to be submitted under the Metalliferous Mines Regulations, 1961.

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1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGER‟S CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS.7 Q.2 Write notes on the following Management information system as a tool for improving safety and productivity Fire-fighting facilities to be provided in a mine.No. Features to be shown on a water danger plan Use of diesel locomotives belowground.3 Q.No.No. b) Rights of workers after an order prohibiting employment issued under the mines act.No.4 Q.6 List the notified occupational diseases for mines and their causes. Q. Write an application to appropriate authority to obtain statutory permission. 1952. c) Pre-employment and periodical medical examination of workers. LEGISLATION. Assume your own conditions? a) State the objectives of workers participation in management? Discuss the applicability of this concept of safety management in mines? b) State the statutory provisions under the mines rules relating to workers‟ participation in management.THE MINES ACT. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED) MINE MANAGEMENT.5 Q.No. Enumerate the dangers associates with deep hole blasting in open cast mines? What is “danger zone”? what are the factors that affect the extent of danger zone? What are the factors that affect the stability of Overburden/waste dumps? What steps should be taken to ensure their stability in places where annual rainfall is very high? An electric-trolley wire locomotive is to be introduced below ground in your mine.1 carries 20 marks and other 16 marks each) Q.No. How can these be made more effective? Q.1 a) b) c) d) Q. & GENERAL SAFETY SATURDAY THE 28TH SEPTEMBER.8 Agk . 2002 FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS Answer Question Number 1 And Any Five Questions (question no. State precautions to reduce their incidence and statutory provisions relating to rehabilitation of affected workers? What do you understand by “Hazard Management” and “ Risk Assessment”? How can these techniques be used to improve status of safety mines? State and comment on statutory requirements in respect of: a) Use of more than one type of explosives in a hole. 1961.No.No.

3. Q. b) Statutory provisions for the purpose of enabling inspections to be carried out on behalf of the persons employed c) Air-blast in open stoping its causes and measures to deal with the risk. What are the statutory contraventions that might have caused this accident? Who should be held responsible? What remedial measures should be taken to prevent similar accidents in future? Answer any four of the following: a) Apparatus and equipment to be provided ina belowground mine wher no rescue room is located. & GENERAL SAFETY SUNDAY THE 26TH SEPTEMBER. 1961. b) Statutory obligations of manager in case of a fatal accident. Q.No. 2004 FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS ANSWER ANY SIX QUESTIONS (ALL QUESTIONS CARRY EQUAL MARKS) Q. 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGER‟S CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS. the driver and a mechanic get killed in the accident while others escaped with serious injuries.2. d) “Fly-rocks” its causes and preventions e) Statutory restrictions on working near railways and public works. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED) MINE MANAGEMENT. ii) what are the major dangers associated with use of compressed air belowground? state the checks and controls that you would setup to eliminate them? Agk .No. How would you ensure adequate shelter when there are private hutments within the danger zone.4 i) state and discuss statutory provisions relating to taking shelter in opencast mines.No.THE MINES ACT. Q. LEGISLATION. write short notes on any four of the following: a) Risk assessment and preparation of safety management plan for a mine. e) Statutory provisions relating use of dust respirators.1 A tyre mounted mobile crane while being taken from workshop after overhaul to ore handling plant.No. Of the six persons riding on it. d) Variable factor of safety in winding rope and its significance. c) Criteria for evaluating blast vibrations and its potential to cause damage to buildings and structures. suddenly goes off the road and falls through a depth of about 7 meters.

7 b) Q. Draw up an organization chart to meet the statutory obligations. A large open cast mine is being planned in a virgin area. the assistant manager is informed that on e underground worker is missing. Briefly state and discuss the statutory notices that are to be sent and permission/ relaxation to be obtained? Answer the following: a) What are the statutory limitations on employment of persons belowground when there is only a single outlet state and discuss the statutory provisions in respect of devices which must be provided and used to prevent accidents from runaway of tubs belowground? Answer the following: a) At the end of a working shift.No.8 Agk .5 A large mechanized underground mine is being planned in which average employment is to be 2000 persons including 1500 persons belowground.Q. What actions should he take? b) State statutory provisions relating to periodical medical examination and discuss its relevance to ILO classification of radiographs for detection for Pneumoconiosis? Q.6 Q.No.No.No.

2005 FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS ANSWER ANY SIX QUESTIONS (ALL QUESTIONS CARRY EQUAL MARKS) Q.No:3. Risk management Dealing with misfires in long hole blasting. „Fly-rocks‟ – its cause and prevention.No:7. a case of over-winding has been reported to you. Agk . & GENERAL SAFETY SUNDAY THE 25TH SEPTEMBER. What could be the occupational health problems with increasing mechanization in mines? What steps should be taken to guard against the same? What are the factors responsible for slope failure in opencast mines? Describe measures to overcome such failure. How could it be ensured that thickness of barriers left is adequate? Draw out a code of safe practice for use of diesel operated load haul dump machine in workings belowground? Write short notes on:     Q.No:6. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED) MINE MANAGEMENT. LEGISLATION. How would the slope angle affect the economics of the pit? What is the significance of accident enquiries in promotion of safety? How would you use the findings of accident enquiries for formulating accident control programme? As a mine manager. Discuss the factors to be taken into consideration for determining the thickness of barriers to be left against water logged workings. Q.No:8. Q.No:4.No:2.No:5. State and comment on statutory requirements in respect of:    Use of more than one type of explosive in a hole Statutory obligations when a mine is to be abandoned Initial and periodical medical examination of persons employed in mines. What investigation would you make to find out its cause? Assume your own conditions. 1961. 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGER‟S CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS.No:1. Duties of manager in emergency. Q. Q. the procedure that you would adopt to deal with the incident. Describe step by step. Q. Q.THE MINES ACT.

What investigations would you make to find out its cause. 2006 FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS ANSWER ANY SIX QUESTIONS (ALL QUESTIONS CARRY EQUAL MARKS) Q. State the statutory provisions under the mines rules relating to workers participation in management.No:2 Q.No:7.No:5. Q. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED) MINE MANAGEMENT. Explain the following: Statutory obligations when mine is to be abandoned. c) theory and objectives of roof bolting.No:8. Q. What do you understand by hazard management and risk assessment? How can these techniques be used to improve safety status in mines? a) Draw up an organization chart to meet the statutory obligations for a large mechanized underground mine having average employment of 900 persons including 750 persons working belowground? B: Draw a schedule for induction training of a fresh batch of mattes appointed at your mine? Write short notes on: a) Electronic detonators. Variable factor of safety in winding ropes Constitution and functions of committee under section 12 of the mines act. d) management information system as a tool for improving safety and productivity. Assume your own conditions? what are statutory provisions relating to standards of ventilation? How does humidity affect mine environment and work performance? How would you measure humidity? List the notified occupational diseases in mines and their causes.No:4. Q. & GENERAL SAFETY SUNDAY THE2 4th SEPTEMBER. b) Provisions of regulations with respect to “automatic contrivance” on man winding. 1961. As mines manager . Q.No:3. 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGER‟S CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS.No:1. Describe. the procedure that you would adopt to deal with the incident.No:6. LEGISLATION. Agk . step by step. a case of over winding has been reported to you.THE MINES ACT. How can these be made for effective? Suggest some steps to be taken to correct accident prone workers? Q. State precautions to reduce their incidence and statutory provisions relating to rehabilitation of affected workers?     Q. Employment of persons below 18 years of age.

No: 2 What are the statutory provisions under The Mines Act. including safety and productivity issues that need to be addressed? Q. three persons of a blasting crew including blaster. 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGER‟S CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS.No:1.No.5 Write short answers relating to the following: a) Advantages of connecting the mine plans to national grid. Agk . FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS You are the manager of an underground hard rock mine where stoping is being done by sub-level open stoping with with long hole drilling with a fleet of LHD‟s and low profile trucks. One of them dies next day.No. 1952 and The Metalliferous Mines Regulations.No. several hours after returning home complain of chest pain and breathe difficulty and have to be hospitalized. What may be the possible causes and statutory contraventions? What measures will you take to prevent such incidents in future? Q. a) b) List what you consider as six major risks that such an organization needs to manage. Describe the elements of such a plan. 1961 relating to notice to be given of accidents? Briefly explain your understanding of the same and identify the difference between the provisions contained in the two statutes and underlying principles? Q. 3 you are the manager of an open cast mine. LEGISLATION. both in O/B and Ore. & GENERAL SAFETY YEAR: 2007 Q. 1961. list and describe the control measures of three highest ranked risks that need to be managed for a safe working environment? c) List the persons who will be involved in the risk assessment process? Q. Higher management has asked you to develop such a plan. b) Criteria for selection of rope. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED) MINE MANAGEMENT. A decision has been taken to introduce high capacity trucks and front end loaders in the mine.4 In an U/G mine using ANFO for long hole blasting. Mine has been worked till then only with smaller tippers and loaders.THE MINES ACT.

reporting requirements feedback to officials and workers.No.c) d) e) Q. The light vehicle suffered heavy damage but driver was lucky to escape with minor injuries. Describe in detail your responsibilities as manager of mine with respect to: a) b) c) d) e) investigation of the accident determination of causes and possible methods for prevention in future. though he did not suffer any physical injuries. You are manager of an opencast mine where a light motor vehicle entered a haul road and has collided with an empty heavy truck.6 First-aid to a person who has suffered an electrical shock. list and briefly describe the dangers in U/G workings associated with blasting in nearby opencast workings? What steps should be taken to mitigate these dangers? Agk .7. The truck driver also had to be treated for shock. introduction of preventive measures. Q. Rest shelter Statutory provisions relating to taking shelter during blasting.No.

No:1. Selection of person for rescue training. Write short notes on any 4 of the following: Angle of draw and its relevance Risk assessment as a tool to improve safety Rescue tracings.No:7. what could be the responsibilities shared by the employer. their disposition and accommodation. the mine owners and the engineers can take for improving safety standards in small out put mines being operated in unorganized sectors? Q. 1961. contractor and the employee to attain high standards of safety? Your mine is situated near a seasonal nallah. Describe measures to overcome each in a manner to maintain the slope stability. Q.       Q. Q. Q.No:6. How would the slope stability effects the economics of the pit? Design a support plan for support of immediate weak hangwall and strong footwall in a cut and fill stope on the basis of RMR? side discharge loaders are to be introduced for loading blasted ore in a „cut and fill‟ stope of an underground mine.THE MINES ACT. & GENERAL SAFETY SUNDAY THE 21st SEPTEMBER. Roll of internal safety organization in reducing accidents. 1985 regarding any two of the following: Establishment and location of rescue stations.No:3.No:2. a) b) c) Q. 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGER‟S CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS. What precautions would you take to prevent fire in SDL‟s? In present day context of outsourcing and engaging a contractor in mining activity. Enumerate the various factors affecting the slope stability at opencast mine.No:5. Agk . Apparatus and equipment to be provided in a belowground mine where rescue room is located. Q. 2008 FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS ANSWER ANY SIX QUESTIONS First question carry 20 marks and all others carry 16 marks each. Vocational training is an effective tool in improving safety and productivity.No:8. Prepare a „code of practice‟ for deployment of side discharge loaders. Describe in detail what precautions you would take to prevent inundation of the mine? Enumerate the provisions of Mines Rescue Rules.No:4 Q. LEGISLATION. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED) MINE MANAGEMENT. Appointment of rescue trained persons in mines. Suggest measures which the Government.

fan water gauge. efficiency of fan.No:8. factor of safety. Q..No:3. Q. Describe different potent tools used by management for reducing in underground mines due to fall of roof & sides? During development (2. a rocker shovel operator entered in the face for loading blasted rock mass and collapsed. Giving reason. 1961. Mechanical ventilator. A highly mechanized underground mine is planned to produce 5000 tones of ROM per day. Q.No:1. A processing plant required to be installed in the leasehold area.No:6. Agk . Assuming your own conditions prepare an environment plan. LEGISLATION. suggest measures you will adopt to make the mine safer and accident free? Q. Answer any five other questions which carry equal marks. 1. maintenance. Q. & GENERAL SAFETY SUNDAY THE 4th OCTOBER. 4. Notices and order under section 22 of the mines act. Q. ------------------ FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS Q. Precautions in case of sockets etc. Are we moving in the right track in reducing accidents in the mines? Discuss. Medical attention in case of injury Notices of diseases. Continuous environmental monitoring instrument in underground mines. write an enquiry report stating how such accidents can be prevented in future? Due to large number of accidents a mine is declared as accident-prone. 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGER‟S CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS. Q.4m) a 800m long footwall drive for connecting ore passes of a blast hole sub-level stope.THE MINES ACT.No:7. 5.4m X 2. Write notes on any three of the following: General lighting in opencast workings.No:2. 2009 First question carries 20 marks and is compulsory.No:5. Assume your own conditions?    Write short notes on any two of the following: Winding rope.1952. List out the failures and remedial measures to prevent recurrence of such accidents/incidences. keeping in view different factors affecting the environment? A large number of accidents/incidents are occurring due to hard landing of cages in different mines at frequent interval. 3.No:4. Assume your own conditions? Prepare a safety management plan for a large open cast mine. As a manger of the mine. 2. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED) MINE MANAGEMENT.

THE MINES ACT. Enumerate with example one SOP of the complete system of operation in a mine. Enumerate the provisions of mines rescue rules. Discuss briefly the recommendations of 10th Safety Conference regarding contractor‟s workers in underground mechanized mines.     Q. Q. Theory and objective of roof bolting. Enumerate statutory provisions regarding voltage limits and protective equipments Q. 1952 and The Metalliferous Mines Regulations. Agk . FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED) MINE MANAGEMENT. & GENERAL SAFETY SUNDAY THE 3rd OCTOBER. LEGISLATION.No:5. 2010 ANSWER ANY SIX QUESTIONS ALL QUESTIONS CARRY EQUAL MARKS FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS Q. Agent and Manager as per the section 18 of the mines act 1952.No:8.No:6.No:2:    Q. 1985 regarding any two of the following Duties of manager etc.No:7. 1961. in emergency Fresh air base Rescue training. Give the statutory requirements of three of the following: Function of committee under section 12 of the mines act 1952.. 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGER‟S CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS. functions and limitations? What are the statutory provisions under The Mines Act. Different type of rope sockets and Cappings. A) b) List the merits and demerits of open stope in a mine. Winding rope Roadway conveyors Write short notes on any two of the following: Risk assessment and preparation of safety management plan for a mine. Duties and responsibilities of Owner. Q.No:4. Q.No:3. 1961 relating to notice to be given of accidents? Briefly explain your understanding of the same and identify the difference between the provisions contained in the two statutes and underlying principles? What is the safe operating procedure (SOP). List and describe the control measures of three highest ranked risks that need to be managed for a safe working mine?    Q. What are its advantages and disadvantages? A high capacity underground mine has been planned to produce ROM 5000 tonnes/day.No:1.

Write a proposal in brief about the steps you may take to fulfill your assignment.4.No.7. While charging inert gas into a cylinder. 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGER‟S CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS. & GENERAL SAFETY SUNDAY THE 11th SEPTEMBER. etc. What are the provisions contained in Indian Electricity Rules. Q. 1961 regarding “Auxiliary Fans”?How will you fix the location of an auxiliary fan to be installed in a ventilating section belowground? Q.No. While travelling down gradient on a haul-road.6. you have been assigned the job of reducing Write “Code Of Practice” on use old diesel “Load Haul Dumpers” in a hard rock underground mine. energy cost at the mine. fatally injuring one person. predict instabilities and evolve control strategies. the wall of the cylinder burst and fatally injured two persons. What are the requirements under Metalliferous Mines Regulation.No. a dumper ran away in forward direction and hit another Vehicle coming up the road. Agk . 2011 ANSWER ANY SIX QUESTIONS (Question 1 carries 20 marks and all other carry 16 marks) FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS -------------------- Q.No.1. Q.No. Discuss the various contributory factors leading to the accident and suggest remedial measures. 1956 in respect of the following    Disconnection for supply Voltage limits Restricted earth neutral system Isolation and fixing of transformer. Being the manager of a large underground metal mine. Discuss the various contributory factors leading to the accident and suggest remedial measures. 1961.2.THE MINES ACT.No. switchgear. Q.8. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED) MINE MANAGEMENT. Q.No.3 Q.No. What factors mainly influence the stability of a typical opencast mine slope? Write a slope monitoring Scheme aimed at identifying vulnerable sections. LEGISLATION.5. Assume your own conditions. Q. What is “job safety analysis”? Write a job safety analysis report on “handling and use of explosives” In an underground metalliferous mine.

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