Improve Mine Safety in South America

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Proposal for the Implementation of New Rules and Regulations for South American Mines 

This proposal is regarding the non existent or unenforced rules and regulations in South American mines. I intend to have rules and regulations created by the Mining Safety and Health Association located in the United States to be implemented in order to create a safe environment for the miners.

Improvements that are essential to the safety of South American mines includes giving the miners a set of rights. The following will be included:

  • Right to request an inspection on any issues or questions on any part of a mine
  • Right to be paid for certain periods of time when a mine, or parts of a mine, has been closed because of a withdrawal order
  • Right to receive health and safety training during your normal working hours and to be paid for that time at your regular rate of pay
  • Right to have a representative accompany an inspector during inspections at your mine


Rules and Regulations that should be implemented in all mines within South America include the following:

  • A mine must only be reopened when an inspector has confirmed that the mine has resolved any previous hazards discovered, no exceptions
  • Proper precautions must be taken when a mine contains an unsafe temperature for the safety of miners
  • Efficient air ventilation is mandatory to ensure that the miners do not suffocate or inhale any toxic materials
  • Duty of Care Laws are necessary in order to keep Mine Operators from creating weak safety conditions
  • An available Hotline is necessary to allow miners to report any issues within a mine in a convenient and timely manner
  • The use of Seismic System can prevent the rescue team from not knowing where trapped miners are located

With implementing a handful of these improvements, it can determine whether miners will survive a mine accident, let alone manage to be rescued. Thank you.



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