Problems Existing in General Mines Unsafe conditions: (Katen) Roof falls, Overcurrent Circuit Unsafe behaviors: (Katen) Examples: Smoking in the working face Talk with other people while driving a continuous miner http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQFL4xgvNZMweb3MPXRxPQlpLS4OpDMcmnPQQUWD1MJpKXS7GuW
Problems of Mines in Kentucky Some miners are unknowledgeable which means they even don’t have a high school degree. Exposure time in the underground is too long, for instance, about 4 hours per person (I got from my internship). Potential hazards still exist since companies focus on money and forget to do the regular inspections on time. http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOFGQZ18utpP1a7Rvb2LVBX_fRmYerKCq80T1U15whp4TudJD3Vw
Solutions Basically, operators need to record the unsafe behaviors as long as they happen. Reduce the exposure time for each miner. Do the inspections everyday.
Solutions A little mistake may lead to a severe accident. Every miner must be careful while driving. Hold structured safety meetings: monthly meeting is needed and cannot be changed easily. When an emergency happens, escape ways and lifelines should be guaranteed successfully. http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS1Re8TbfKnGHhWgcgKOhwvlQ_4NI-TJbbi-KhwDsbnSk21Ir4BoA
Promising Future With time going on, the regulation system will be more specific and effective. Miners will come to realize their responsibilities more clearly. Techniques are developed all the time. Sooner or later, bright future will arrive.
Work Cited Notes: Katen, Ken. MNG322. Chapter 6. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. 25 Apr.2011 Pictures: http://t3.gstatic.com/images q=tbn:ANd9GcRZXURgy-9TpK7hyXMXlw0ibFxBSKLRoJcWYYQh9kFj39V1dsDmLA http://www.phongpo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/federal-mine-safety-officials.jpg http://trendsupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/mining-accident-in-China.jpg http://ls2content.tlcdelivers.com/content.html?customerid=9564&requesttype=bookjacket-md&isbn=9780399157776&isbn=9780399157776 http://t0.gstatic.com/imagesq=tbn:ANd9GcQ11noEq9YvVi7CUbGTnczSrOuk4zHnvapmD89ca0I5mcquL4rA9w http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQFL4xgvNZMweb3MPXRxPQlpLS4OpDMcmnPQQUWD1MJpKXS7GuW http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOFGQZ18utpP1a7Rvb2LVBX_fRmYerKCq80T1U15whp4TudJD3Vw http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS1Re8TbfKnGHhWgcgKOhwvlQ_4NI-TJbbi-KhwDsbnSk21Ir4Bo