IX – CONFERENCE ON SAFETY IN MINES
The Ninth Conference on Safety in Mines held on 2nd-3rd February, 2000 at New Delhi. The Conference discussed on the following points-
- Preventing Mine disasters from inundation
- Preventing Mine Disasters from Fire, and Effective Emergency Response
- Risk Management as a Tool or Development of Appropriate Health and Safety Management Systems
- Quality Control for Improving Safety
- Communication system between DGMS offices and Mine Management at Site
- Safety in Oil Mines -Blowout and fire hazards
- Occupational Health Surveillance in mining industry
- Increasing effectiveness of workers’ participation in safety management
In the field of occupational health, the Indian industry continue to remain in a stage which is much below the acceptable standard set up by the developed world. The recent legislatives changes in respect of occupational health and the recommendations of the Conference on Safety in Mines are only tips of the Iceberg. Total elimination of silicosis and other occupational diseases are still a distant dream.
[The National Conferences on Safety in mines discuss the emerging safety issues in mines to identify the thrust areas for improvement in the safety standards in Indian mines and are attended by different stakeholders from mining industry of the country. The conferences review the status of safety in mining and adequacy of existing measures in improving working conditions in mines in a spirit of mutual cooperation.
This National Conference is the highest tripartite forum at the national level for deliberation on issues connected with safety and health in mines. CEOs of the mining companies as employers’ representatives, the leaders of the Central Trade Unions as workers’ representatives, representatives of the Central and State Governments, professional institutions, academic and research institutes and members of Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Ministry of Labour and Employment participate as delegates in the conference.]