Safety

6 Best Hard Hats [Evaluated 2023]

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, and I may earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Hard hats have been a staple of the workplace for decades. Whether you work in construction, landscaping, or any other industry requiring head protection, a hard hat is an essential safety gear. If you’re looking to … Read more

6 Best Welding Gloves [Evaluated 2022]

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Welding can be dangerous if proper safety measures are not taken. This job demands welders arm themselves to reduce the risk of critical injuries. From wearing eye safety shields and helmets with filter lenses to safety … Read more

6 Best Welding Helmets [Evaluated in 2022]

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, and I may earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Welding is a significant part of many different industries. Fusing two or more metals to form a single product is essential in everything from construction and manufacturing to art. However, it’s often considered a dangerous job. … Read more

Ferrocyanide Toxicity

It is generally agreed that the ferrocyanide ion is of a low order of oral toxicity, even in relatively large dosage. Kobert states that potassium ferrocyanide in alkaline solution is nontoxic. In Precis de Toxicologie it likewise is asserted that this salt is nonpoisonous and that it is useful as a diuretic. There is recorded … Read more

Lethal Dose of Cyanide

lethal dose of cyanide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUeooyhD5Xk The chemistry of cyanide solutions is complicated because the cyanide ion forms compounds and complexes with many elements. Some cyanide species are highly toxic whereas others are relatively inert and harmless. Molecular hydrogen cyanide (HCN) is the most toxic form of cyanide. Under most conditions, HCN exists as a gas which readily dissipates or reacts … Read more

How to Extinguish a Mine Fire

In the anthracite fields of Pennsylvania, mine fires occur with more or less regularity and their existence is an ever-present hazard in coal mining. In all probability 90 per cent, of the mine fires can be ascribed directly or indirectly to the ordinary miner’s open lamp. Other causes may be smoking, electrical installations, gas explosions, … Read more

Underground Mine Water Management & Mine Roof Support

In addition to the operational issues of dust control, confined spaces electrical dangers and poor visibility that we’ve discussed in the previous topic there are two other dangers that are every present in underground environments. These are risks due to rock fall and due to water in flow. In this topic, we’ll have a look … Read more

Underground Mine Safety

Underground mines are inherently dangerous environments considering both illness and accidents there are around one million work related deaths around the world every year. The mining industry takes safety very seriously with an aspiration goal of zero fatalities. The safety of workers must always be of primary importance in any mining activity. Hazards in underground … Read more

Safety in Open Pit Mining

Welcome back to the surface mining model. In the previous topic, we learned about different types of surface mining operations, about equipment, about different methods that are commonly used to extract coal or different ore deposits. It’s not difficult to understand that mining is one of the most dangerous working environments in the world and … Read more

Underground Mine Ventilation

Underground Mine Ventilation

Something that all of the various and mining techniques have in common board and pillar, stoping, caving, long wall mining; is that they take place in underground environments where fresh air does not naturally occur. Not surprisingly, ventilation is a critical importance to the occupational health and safety of underground workers. A continuous supply of … Read more