Mining Risk Assessment

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In the demanding, productivity-driven environment of the mining industry, Chemistry & Industrial Hygiene, Inc. offers cost-effective and value-added business mining industrial hygiene solutions that anticipate, prevent, and manage mine health and safety hazards and their associated risks. Our staff possesses the requisite knowledge and expertise for properly conducting mine safety inspections and hazard assessments for the specific processes inherent to mining operations.

Health Hazard Assessments to Protect Health and Prevent Injury

C&IH performs mine safety and health reviews to protect mine workers from chemical, physical, and biological health hazards in the mining industry including, but not limited to:

  • Respirable and inhalable silica, coal, mineral, and nuisance dusts, welding fumes, smoke, and other particulate aerosols
  • Petroleum based products including volatile organic and semi-volatile organic compounds, and liquid, vapor, mist, and gas exposures
  • Noise and vibration from production, maintenance tools, and equipment

C&IH can also provide mining process evaluations for improvement in areas such as process isolation, material substitution, administrative and engineering controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Specific aspect examples include:

  • Regulatory compliance: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), State, and local agencies
  • Management system development and audits: International Standards Organization (ISO) 14001 and Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (SDS) development, updating, and management
  • Industrial hygiene and safety program development and review: respiratory protection, confined space, hot work, hearing conservation, PPE, lock-out/tag-out, and other health and safety program initiatives
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