Safety and health in underground coalmines [electronic resource].

Geneva : International Labour Office, 2009.
International Labour Office. ILO codes of practice.
ILO code of practice
Government document
1 online resource (383 p.)
Coal mines and mining -- Safety measures.
Electronic books.
This code of practice on safety and health in underground coalmines reflects the many changes in the industry and its workforce, as well as new developments in occupational safety and health policies and ILO instruments on occupational safety and health. A leaner, multi-skilled workforce, new technology and less prescriptive, more systems-oriented approach to addressing safety and health are also reflected in this code.
Cover; Half title page; Title page; Copyright information; CONTENTS; Preface; Participants in the meeting; Glossary; Introduction; 1. General provisions; 1.1. Background; 1.2. Objectives; 1.3. Application and purpose; 1.4. Reference to other ILO instruments; 2. Industry characteristics; 2.1. Underground coalmining; 2.2. Occupational hazards; PART I. NATIONAL FRAMEWORK; 3. General duties; 3.1. Cooperation; 3.2. Competent authority; 3.3. Employers' responsibilities and rights; 3.4. Workers' rights and responsibilities; 3.5. General responsibilities of suppliers, manufacturers and designers
3.6. General responsibilities and rights of contractors4. Occupational safety and health management systems; reporting, recording and notification of work-related injuries and diseases, ill health and incidents; occupational health services; 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. OSH management systems; 4.3. Reporting, recording and notification of work-related injuries and diseases, ill health and incidents; 4.4. Occupational health services; PART II. METHODOLOGY FOR IDENTIFYING HATARDS AND ADDRESSING RISKS; 5. Prevention and protection; 5.1. Industry-specific safety and health hazards
5.2. Hazard identification, risk assessment and controlPART III. PROVISIONS FOR SAFE UNDERGROUND COALMINING OPERATIONS; 6. General physical, chemical, safety and ergonomic hazards; 6.1. Physical hazards; 6.2. Chemical hazards; 6.3. Safety hazards; 6.4. Ergonomic hazards; 7. Flammable coal dust; 7.1. Hazard description; 7.2. Hazard control; 7.3. Means of arresting explosions; 8. Respirable dust; 8.1. Hazard description; 8.2. Hazard control; 8.3. Prevention and suppression of respirable dust; 8.4. Sampling of respirable dust; 8.5. Allowable maximum respirable dust concentrations
8.6. Provision of dust respirators8.7. Medical supervision; 9. Mine fires; 9.1. Hazard description; 9.2. Hazard control; 9.3. General provisions; 9.4. Fireproof construction; 9.5 Firefighting equipment; 9.6. Storage of flammable materials; 9.7. Precautions against spontaneous combustion of coal; 9.8. Procedure in case of fire; 9.9. Procedure for reopeing a mine or area of a mine which has been sealed; 10. Inrushes of water, gas or other material; 10.1. Hazard description; 10.2. Hazard control; 10.3. Working under the sea or other body of water; 10.4 Precautions where salt deposits are present
11. Electricity11.1. Hazard description; 11.2. Hazard control; 11.3. Electrical systems; 11.4. Additional precautions against methane or coal-dust explosions; 11.5. Operating requirements; 11.6. Additional measures; 12. Machinery and plan (equipment); 12.1. Hazard description; 12.2. Hazard control; 12.3. Underground face equipment, and continuous mining and coal-cutting machines; 12.4. Guarding (fencing) of machinery; 12.5. Boiler and steam plant; 12.6. Compressed-air equipment; 12.7 Cranes and lifting gear; 13. Explosives and shot-firing; 13.1. Hazard description; 13.2. Hazard control
13.3. Conveyance of explosives and detonators to the magazine
Issued also in French and Spanish.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-298) and index.
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