Safety and Health in Mining

  • Paola Parra O. Professor, National University of Moquegua, PERU
  • Marcos Quispe P. National University of Moquegua, PERU
  • Eyshller Caceres M. National University of Moquegua, PERU
  • Ivan Cahuaya C. National University of Moquegua, PERU
  • Crhistian Condori M. National University of Moquegua, PERU
  • Erick Gomez C. National University of Moquegua, PERU
  • Edy Merma V. National University of Moquegua, PERU
Keywords: Occupational, Accidents, Asbestosis, Machinery, Safety, Health


In the history of the mining sector, in its beginnings it faced very high levels of risks both safety and health.

The data are limited to serious accidents, and these are mainly associated with falls from land, transport and machinery.

Analysis of these data suggests that the leading causes of death tend to be the same as those of serious injuries, while disasters have a different profile. Over the past decade, mining disasters have been associated with explosions due to flammable gases, a fire on a conveyor belt, a flood of mud and water, and rock outbursts.

Mandatory compliance with a company's safety, health and environmental regulations is a minimum and can be significantly improved by adding a long-term management planning and implementation process with a deeper cultural shift towards continuous improvement in safety and quality. Note that the purpose of integrating health and safety into other management systems is the need for health and safety management to be central, rather than an organizational objective.


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How to Cite
Paola Parra O., Marcos Quispe P., Eyshller Caceres M., Ivan Cahuaya C., Crhistian Condori M., Erick Gomez C., & Edy Merma V. (2021). Safety and Health in Mining. International Journal of Engineering and Management Research, 11(4), 232-235.