Energy & Mining

Mining safety

As mineral resources are extracted, the working environment in a mine is constantly changing. Far from being a static process, mining is by definition a dynamic process that is continually moving forwards within the earth’s crust.

Insight of a Mine 

Mining engineering and mining safety play an important role in a system that involves nature, human activity and machinery. Both form the basis for carrying out mining activities without incident and for managing the mine as a system in itself.

Mining safety comprises all the measures aimed at preventing or mitigating the risks involved in mining:

  • Protection against death, injury and illness
  • Protection of the ecological environment (soil, vegetation, animal life, atmosphere, bodies of water, use of the surface area)
  • Protection against intolerable nuisances (noise, dust, odours, vibrations)
  • Protection of third-party property and of mineral deposits

Contact

Division of Mining Engineering & Safety: POST.III8@bmwfw.gv.at

Last Modified: 04.08.2014 12:18