Mining safety and high productivity
Safety hazards in the mining industry may be more prevalent than in any other work environment. However, proactive measures safeguard miners and productive operations. With this peace of mind, safe mining is possible without hurting your productivity. Digital technologies such as wearables and collision avoiding systems can help you achieve mining safety and operational excellence in a big way.
Despite safety being a top priority in the mining industry, operations and profits are legitimate targets. Therefore, boosting mining safety and productivity needs to be a top priority. Consequently, governmental bodies implement mining safety standards and regulations to try and reduce the hazards and risks while stepping up productivity in mining.
Underground Mining Safety: Implementing a Positive Safety Culture
As mining has always been a hazardous workplace, safety is a prime concern. Mining safety laws have been essential to provide fundamental layers of regulation but failed to address ignoring or neglecting behaviour.
Installing a mining safety culture within the workplace improves underground mining safety and impacts how employees feel about their company, increasing their positive feelings about their organisation. Worker safety is crucial.
Wearables for improved Risk Management in Mining Safety
Miners and mining operations continue to work under potential hazards, despite mining safety regulations that vary across the globe. Proper risk management suggest preparedness how to deal with risks.
Mining safety training is more than just practice: It offers insights on improved safety processes and regulations. Wearable transponders play a crucial role in gaining such insights during training. They also prove valuable in avoiding, mitigating and warning of hazards in real work scenarios, increasing worker safety and reducing safety challenges.
LKAB & Mining safety: Reliability for Sustainable Mining
2046. This is the year of the current life expectancy of the Kiruna iron ore reserves at level 1365, which recently increased from about 700 to more than 800 million tonnes. After significant exploration efforts, the resources have increased by 10 per cent compared to 2020. Since the start of mining operations in 1890, LKAB has mined more than 2 billion tonnes in all of its sites in Kiruna, Malmberget and Svappavaara. An absurd big number to swallow.
The iron and steel industry accounts for a quarter of the total industry's global carbon dioxide emissions. At the same time, steel demand is expected to increase by 50% by 2050. For LKAB, the challenging task is to produce iron ore responsibly and innovatively. The answer is to be sustainable in every process.