The New Global Prevention Strategy of ISSA Mining

Helmut Ehnes
SAFETY FIRST - 2013 FORUM Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 27 / 28 February 2013
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SUBSTANTIAL

MINING IS

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HIGHTECH

MINING IS

INSPIRING

MINING IS

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GREAT

MINING IS

ECOLOGICAL FACTOR
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MINING IS AN

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INNOVATIVE

MINING IS

MINING IS
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IMPRESSIVE

MINING IS
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AMBITIOUS
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MINING IS

MINING IS
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BUT MINING HAS OTHER FACES
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MINING

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CHANGES

HARD WORK
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MINING IS

MINING

DESTROYS

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BAD IMAGE

MINING MEANS

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HURTS

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MINING
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causes PAIN

MINING

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SICKENS

MINING

MINING

Foto:Clemensfranz 20

KILLS

LET‘S TALK ABOUT SAFETY & HEALTH
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1.95 Million
work-related fatal diseases

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337 Million
accidents at work worldwide

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358.000
fatal accidents at work

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Annually

4.0%
Economic loss worldwide

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Mining:
The fatality rate of miners is

8
times higher
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We need a strategy!

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We need a strategy!

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The Story of

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1811
As consequence after severe explosions of his powder mills in Wilmington (USA), Eleuthère Irénée du Pont • made his managers responsible ! • defined safety rules ! • improved technology !
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Vision Zero Blazes a Trail

1990s: Transfer of Vision Zero philosophy into road safety in Scandinavia followed by adaption in The Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Germany, focusing on road safety and work safety

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„Vision Zero is a prevention strategy for a safe future without fatal or serious occupational diseases, work accidents and traffic accidents.“
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Fields of Action

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Fields of Action for VISION ZERO

Technology
Rules

Workplace People

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Blasting Safety
Explosives Detonators Substitute of Gun Powder IT Borehole Measuring

Technology
Rules

Quarry Design

Workplace People

Blasting Accidents Prevention Regulations

Education of Blasting Experts Computer-aided Training

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Prevention of Silicosis
Wet Processing Wet Drilling Dedusting Cleanliness Road Spraying Ventilation

Technology
Rules
Clear Threshold Values

Workplace People
PPE Medical Examinations

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Vision or Illusion for Mining?
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Seven Golden Rules

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Take Leadership Commitment

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Identify Hazards and Risks

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Set Safety and Health Targets

Ensure Safe Systems

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Use Safe & Healthy Technology

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Improve Qualification

TRAINING

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Invest in People

Success!
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Success of RAG
(German Hard Coal Mining Company, 30,000 employees)

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Accidents per 1 million working hours

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416 30


6 0

4,3

1960

1990

2000

2010

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Success: Value of Companies
(Results of a Research-Study from German Universities and the Value Group GmbH)

„The value of companies, investing in people, is benchmarked by

40 %
better than that of others.“
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Each Euro invested in occupational safety and health generates a potential for increased commercial success of 2.20 Euro

ROP = 2.2
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Safety and health in mining  Independent and international  Non profit organisation  Worldwide platform  All mining industries

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13 International Sections of ISSA on Prevention of Occupational Risks

Financially independent  Own membership  Key actors of ISSA’s prevention programme  Organized in industrial branches

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13 International Sections of ISSA on Prevention of Occupational Risks

Financially independent  Own membership  Key actors of ISSA’s prevention programme  Organized in industrial branches

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Aims of ISSA Mining
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Protect miners from accidents and damage to their health Support employers and managers in fulfilling their responsibilities Improve social security in mining Care worldwide for acceptable working-, OSH- and social conditions Influence OSH politics on a global level

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Structure of ISSA Mining

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Fields of Action of ISSA Mining
OSH politics

OSH management system and OSH organisation

Safe mining technology

Dust, noise, vibration and chemical agents

Health protection

Education and training

Mine rescue

Risk assessment

Safe behaviour

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Advice on Accident Insurance, Compensation, Prevention

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ISSA MINING
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ISSA MINING
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ISSA MINING
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ISSA MINING
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ISSA MINING
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CONFERENCES
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ISSA MINING

Conferences and Workshops
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Da Lat, Vietnam Beijing, China Brussels, Belgium Hanoi, Vietnam Seoul, South Korea Xiamen, China Ankara, Turkey Yekaterinburg, Russia Zonguldak, Turkey St. Petersburg, Russia Lima, Peru Bytom, Poland Asunción, Paraguay

Emergency Escape Systems in Underground Mining International Symposium in Bejing - China 2011

MINE RESCUE
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Symposium on Emergency Escape Systems:

Criteria of Comparison

Mine Rescue

Self Rescue

Fire Protection
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Symposium on Emergency Escape Systems

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Join ISSA Mining now!
www.issa.int/prevention-mining helmut.ehnes@issa-mining.org

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