MNTC 408 Mine Health and Safety
This course is designed to provide knowledge about industrial health and safety practices, in general, and to relate their applications to the mining industry, in particular. The course will identify fundamental industrial physical and chemical (nontoxicological) hazards and risks and review mitigation strategies. Foundational to the course is the analysis of how a typical mine builds a safety organization. The course will examine the processes and the people that comprise award winning safety programs at top performing mining organizations. Students will explore how to design, organize, implement, and maintain a world class safety program as adapted to the mining environment in today's market. How corporate behavior policies ensure adherence to safe work practices and how risk-based safety procedures will lead to performing a job safely will be discussed. The benefits and challenges of instituting and sustaining a "goal zero" type safety culture will be summarized. Available Online.