Sharing industry knowledge to improve management of risks and safety in the use of explosives in surface mining

Harris, J., Sprott, D., Torrance, A., Shi, M., Ranjan, A., Sharma, Sugandha, Biswas, T., Sharma, Sunil and Kirsch, P. A. (2013). Sharing industry knowledge to improve management of risks and safety in the use of explosives in surface mining. In: 23rd World Mining Congress 2013 Proceedings. 23rd World Mining Congress, Montreal, Canada, (). 11-15 August 2013.

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Author Harris, J.
Sprott, D.
Torrance, A.
Shi, M.
Ranjan, A.
Sharma, Sugandha
Biswas, T.
Sharma, Sunil
Kirsch, P. A.
Title of paper Sharing industry knowledge to improve management of risks and safety in the use of explosives in surface mining
Conference name 23rd World Mining Congress
Conference location Montreal, Canada
Conference dates 11-15 August 2013
Proceedings title 23rd World Mining Congress 2013 Proceedings
Place of Publication Montreal, Canada
Publisher Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781926872155
Total pages 10
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
RISKGATE is an interactive online risk management system developed by the Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC; University of Queensland) to assist the mining industry in implementing continual improvement in management of major unwanted events so maximising health and safety performance. A comprehensive body of knowledge (BOK) has been captured for risk management of tyres, collisions, fires, isolation, strata underground, ground control open cut, explosions, explosives, manual tasks and slips/trips/falls.

This paper presents an overview of the BOK captured from diverse mining industry experts for management of unwanted explosives events in surface mining. This knowledge is divided into a series of initiating events within both topics (as listed) with further degrees of classification based on design, operation, and management concerns.

• Loss of control of explosives and associated chemicals in storage on site
• Loss of control of explosives and associated chemicals during transport
• Loss of control of explosives and associated chemicals during manufacture
• Loss of control of explosives and associated chemicals during handling and blast operations
• Loss of control of explosives and associated chemicals during disposal

The system guides to the user in generating substantive and leading edge controls to assist in the design, management and reporting of drill and blast operations to meet stringent internal and external requirements. From a broader industry perspective, RISKGATE provides an environment for knowledge capture and knowledge exchange to drive innovation and best practice in the identification, assessment and management of risk. By capturing operational knowledge from industry experts, RISKGATE provides a cumulative corporate memory at a time of high personnel turnover in the coal industry.
Keyword Risk management
Explosives
Surface coal mines
Work safety in coal
Drill and blast
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2013, 15:12:53 EST by Philipp Kirsch on behalf of Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre