The influence of the olfactory system to warn us of possible danger is more powerful than we think. This trigger is why stench gas and wintergreen are commonly deployed in high-risk areas where multiple alerts are necessary.
Applying virtual reality to enhance safety training and develop production design and manufacturing processes.
MineARC Systems is excited to be partnering with DEZEGA; bringing together a combined total of 80 years’ experience in high quality, safety equipment manufacturing.
How can the mining and resources industry successfully implement wearable technology to improve worker safety and relieve critical concerns?
If Methane levels rise, the risk also increases. The potential for ignition and explosion of methane is one of the most severe natural hazards.
Hydrogen sulfide is exceptionally hazardous, due to its high levels of flammability and toxicity. Personnel should be aware of the potential risks.
What is Carbon Monoxide? Also known as the ‘silent killer’ it is highly toxic. It is present underground, at chemical facilities and can build up within a refuge chamber.
What is Carbon Dioxide? Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colourless and odourless gas, existing in Earth’s atmosphere as a trace gas at a concentration of about 400ppm (0.04%) by volume. Natural sources of CO2 include volcanoes and hot springs, and being soluble in water, it occurs naturally in groundwater, rivers, lakes, ice caps, glaciers, and […]
This story is retold with permission from Dave regarding a remote bogger fire in an underground nickel mine in Western Australia. It was some time ago, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. I don’t have a perfect memory, but this day stuck in my mind – every detail just lingers. The day […]
Refuge chamber quality that do not meet these standard requirements cannot safeguard against an emergency. Lower quality, or unmaintained chambers, compromised the safety of underground personnel.