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Analysis of Ground Control Codes in the International Codes of the International Labour Organisation
29th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Analysis of Ground Control Codes in the International Codes of the International Labour Organisation
by
Kazem Oraee-Mirzamani, Stirling University, Stirling, United KingdomNikzad Oraee-Mirzamani, Imperial College London Business School, London, United KingdomArash Goodarzi, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Tehran, Iran
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[Conference] 29th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
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[Topical Area] Regulatory and Mine Design Issues
[Author] Kazem Oraee-Mirzamani, Stirling University, Stirling, United KingdomNikzad Oraee-Mirzamani, Imperial College London Business School, London, United KingdomArash Goodarzi, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Tehran, Iran
[Abstract] 

Analysis of Ground Control Codes in the International Codes of the International Labour Organisation

 

Kazem Oraee, PhD
Professor, Stirling University, Stirling, UK, E-mail: sko1@stir.ac.uk

Nikzad Oraee LL.B.
Postgraduate Student, Imperial College Business School, London, UK, Email: Nikzad.Oraee-Mirzamani09@imperial.ac.uk 

Arash Goodarzi, MSc
Research Fellow, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Tehran, Iran, E-mail: arash_good@yahoo.com

 

Abstract:

Unexpected movement of ground can potentially endanger lives, damage equipment or destroy property. Occupational accidents frequently occur with fatal consequences in developing countries with significant economic dependence on industries such as mining. There is therefore increasing need for miners’ protection against such hazards. Slope stability and roof support accidents are two of the major causes of fatalities at surface and underground mining operations respectively. According to national codes employers are obligated to protect workers against accidents, however these rules fall foul of the standards in developed countries. National safety regulations should clearly specify support systems. The International labour organization (ILO) prepared two codes of practice aiming to guide those responsible for improving standards of safety and to provide guidelines for the drafting of safety regulations for the coalmines industry and quarry open cast mines. The practical recommendations of these codes in ground control section have been analysed by the paper and the paper discusses advantages and disadvantages of I.L.O codes about ground control.