Mining Product: Focus on Prevention: Conducting a Hazard Risk Assessment
Original creation date: July 2003
Authors: MJ Brnich, LG Mallett
The first step to emergency preparedness and maintaining a safe workplace is defining and analyzing hazards. Although all hazards should be addressed, resource limitations usually do not allow this to happen at one time. Risk assessment can be used to establish priorities so that the most dangerous situations are addressed first and those least likely to occur and least likely to cause major problems can be considered later.
This training package was developed to assist instructors as they (1) determine how to use risk assessment to improve safety preparedness and (2) present risk assessment concepts and tools to trainees. The concepts and tools presented here can be applied to any mine hazard. Information in this package is appropriate for workers from all types of mines.
- The Emergency Communication Triangle
- An Ounce of Prevention: Training Workers to Prevent a Crisis
- Practical Risk Assessment Guidelines for Identifying, Assessing, and Mitigating Stored Energy Hazards in Underground Coal Mines During and After a Mine Emergency
- Preventing Equipment Related Injuries in Underground U.S. Coal Mines
- SPONCOM - A Computer Program for the Prediction of the Spontaneous Combustion Potential of an Underground Coal Mine
- SponCom - Spontaneous Combustion Assessment Software - 2.0
- Technology News 507 - NIOSH Safety Talk: The Emergency Communication Triangle
- Technology News 537 - NIOSH Develops New Mine Refuge Chamber Training
- Technology News 545 - NIOSH Updates Spontaneous Combustion Assessment Software
- Using the Internet to Train Emergency Command Center Personnel