Mine safety is indeed the industry’s #1 priority, as indicated in the 2012 Worldwide Mining Survey.
Ventyx, an industrial software company and subsidiary of ABB, questioned representatives from 374 mining companies from all around the globe. When asked about the leading challenges faced by their companies, 31% put ensuring workforce safety on the topmost spot, followed by managing capital projects and maximizing production effectiveness.
The results are not entirely surprising. This is the second time in three years that workforce safety has claimed the top spot of miners’ priorities. This only goes to show that the mining community is strongly focused on safety. The thousands of safety-first labels, signs, and posters dominating most mining sites and facilities worldwide is evidence of this. (more…)