Safety Insights

Lessening the Risks of Conveyor Belt Fatalities

Powered haulage incidents continue to be a major source of safety concern for mining companies and their workers. As of early May, seven fatalities have been reported in 2018 by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Four of those fatalities were classified as powered haulage accidents. One of the four involved a conveyor belt that was being spliced by two workers when it started up unexpectedly.

This downloadable PDF includes some best practices to consider any time you’re working around conveyor belts –

conveyor-belt-safety-factsheet

CORESafety’s approach to safety and health emphasizes accident prevention and uses a risk-based management system anchored in leadership, management and assurance.

Given the increase of powered haulage accidents and fatalities this year, CORESafety encourages you to review these modules –

Module #4 – Fatality Prevention & Risk Management

Module #5 – Training & Competence

Module #12 – Work Procedures & Permits

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