Mine Management, Legislation, Environmental Management and General Safety
Introduction: Principles of scientific management; management functions; planning; organisation and control; structure of organisation for mining enterprises.
Personal Management: Selection; training and development of human resources.
Production Management: Production planning; scheduling and control; short term and long term planning; productivity and its measurements.
Environmental Management: Mine environment monitoring and control; EMP (Environment Management Plan); mine closure plan; R&R (rehabilitation and re-settlement).
Health and Safety Laws: The Mines Act, 1952; Mines Rules, 1955; Metalliferous Mine Regulation, 1961; Mines Rescue Rules, 1985; Provisions of Indian Electricity Rules, 1956 applicable to mines; Vocational Training Rules, 1966; Other rules and legislation applicable to metalliferous mines.
General Safety in Mines:
Safety in Mines: Causes and prevention of accidents and their classification; frequency rate and severity rates; cause -wise analysis; investigations into accidents and accident reports; in-depth study into various causes of accidents; measures for improving safety in mines; risk assessment and risk management; cost of accident; safety management system; human elements in mine safety; workers participation in safety management; ISO and safety audit; safety conferences; tripartite and bipartite committees.
Disaster management; rescue and recovery; mine rescue; mine gases and their physiological effects; rescue equipments;
resuscitation and reviving apparatus; selection and training for rescue work. First aid and ambulance work.
Silicosis and pneumoconiosis; physiological aspects of breathing in dust laden atmosphere; dust sampling and sampling instruments; methods of counting and analysis; other mines diseases and their symptoms; prevention and treatment.
Lighting: general principles of artificial lighting; lighting standards and their assessment. Sanitation and health in mines.
Safety related issues in coal beneficiation and transport.