Archive for August, 2018

Welcome to the August edition of CORESafety TV — the online video series from the National Mining Association. In this episode of CORESafety TV, we explore the Swiss Cheese Model of Accident Causation, which explains how errors caused by an unprotected organization can ultimately lead to unexpected accidents. You’ll also learn: Who created the Swiss […]


If you’re a mining operations manager who’s responsible for some aspect of surface blasting, you’ll find our newest CORESafety infographic to be of particular interest. Based on information found in CORESafety’s Module 12, these safety guidelines for managers can help you control risks related to storage, transportation, handling and use of explosives, blasting accessories and agents. They […]


Blasting operations on any mining site carry inherent risks that demand close attention during both the planning and execution stages. In December 2017, three miners were injured when explosives detonated prematurely without any warning. Despite being positioned 130 feet away from the blast, the employees were struck with flying debris that resulted in various types […]

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