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risk assessment in rock engineering in mines south africa

risk assessment in rock engineering in mines south africa. Risk Engineering Technical Risk Assessments using “Top Down” or “BottomUp” in accordance to International accepted techniques HAZOP SWIFT and FMECA and Risk Based Inspections to name a few Applicable to large industries such as Power Generation Manufacturing and Mining houses

Technique to assess hazards in underground stone mines

mportance of rock engineering in developing this code of practice. Van Wijk et al. (2002) developed a risk-rating system for use in South African coal mines. This risk-rating system aimed to optimize resources and ensure that focus is placed on the areas where it is most required. Lind (2005) demonstrated an integrated risk-management

Hazards identified and the need for health risk assessment

Hazards identified and the need for health risk assessment in the South African mining industry. December 2015 ; Human & Experimental Toxicology 34(12):1212-1221; DOI: 10.1177/0960327115600370

Mitigating the risk of rockbursts in the deep hard rock

South Africa’s gold production peaked at 1000 t in 1970, while employment on gold mines peaked at 500,000 in the latter half of the 1980s. Mines reached depths exceeding 3.5 km, the greatest mining depths in the world by far. However, rockbursts continued to claim scores of lives each year. Mining-related seismic events first caused serious

Rock engineering challenges The Southern African

upon. The rock engineering challenge is to develop the geotechnical model before any analyses are conducted. Design principle 4: State-of-the-art practice—The rock engineering challenge is to use up to date concepts, analyses and methods. Design principle 5: Optimization—The rock engineering challenge is to minimize risk by optimising the design. This should be an iterative process as new