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Safety: How to reduce operator fatigue & distraction

Safety: How to reduce operator fatigue & distraction

For decades, mining companies have recognized that operator fatigue and distraction are having an impact on their operations. But many don’t know the magnitude of that impact — the risks it imposes and the overall cost to the bottom line. By combining the latest technologies with people and processes, mines are finally getting the full picture of fatigue and distraction.

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Drilling: How to minimize variability

Drilling: How to minimize variability

Mining is made up of a number of processes, and one of the first is drilling. It’s important to consider the impact that optimal drilling and blasting has on downstream mining activities like loading, hauling, crushing and milling. Inconsistent drill patterns, hole depth and hole angle can have a significant effect on the rest of the mining cycle.

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Safety: How to improve operator visibility

Safety: How to improve operator visibility

When you’re operating some of the largest machines in the world — in active, complex mining environments — you need to be aware of everything around you. That’s why improving visibility is high on the list of safety initiatives for mining companies. Using a combination of site design and technology, mining companies are taking advantage of every option for increased visibility for machine operators and others on site.

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safest year ever completed

U.S. mines complete safest year ever: Deaths drop to new lows in 2015

Mines in the United States completed their safest year ever in 2015, recording the fewest fatalities in the history of American mining.

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Cat Water Delivery System Enhances Mine Safety and Productivity

With 70 pieces of heavy equipment operating continuously in a dry, arid climate with powder-like soil conditions, controlling dust is essential for Kinross Gold’s Paracatu mine—not only for safety, but to protect residents of the surrounding community.

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