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February 2013

The February issue of World Coal looks at the ever-important issue of health and safety in underground coal mining. Protecting individuals and assets from the many dangers faced in the underground mining environment is a priority for mining operations, and article on fire protection, ventilation, dust suppression and locating trapped miners make for interesting reading this month. Meanwhile, Active Risk’s Industry View considers how the human element of risk management and risk assessment is key to minimising dangers in the mining industry. The February regional report looks at Canada and the North American market, and is accompanied by the annual North American Manufacturers Review and a preview of the SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, which World Coal will be attending.

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Industry View: Effective Risk Management: Making It Personal
Loren Padelford, Active Risk, US.

Along A Bumpy Road
Canada’s coal sector already contributes C$ 5.2 billion to its GDP, with over 42,000 people either directly or indirectly employed by the industry – and has the potential for further growth. Gordon Cope reports on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

North American Manufacturers Review 2013
World Coal offers its annual look at the major North American manufacturers of equipment for the mining, handling and processing of coal.

The Rocky Road To Recovery
The SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit returns to Denver this year. Lauren Bryant previews the show, which takes place at the Colorado Convention Center on 24 – 27 February, the city and the prospects for the US coal industry in 2013.

Move Over Canary
Stan Curtis, Trolex Ltd, UK.

More For Less
Dr John C. Stankus and Kevin J. Ma, Keystone Mining Services LLC (an affiliate of Jennmar Corp.), US.

NO Problems
G.B. Keller and L. Pennisi, Airflow Catalyst Systems, US.

Dynamic Dust Suppression
Dipl.-Ing. Leonardo Gonzalez and Dipl.-Ing. Egmont Lammer, Sandvik Mining and Construction GmbH, Austria.

Making Waves
Mike Roper, Vital Alert Communication Inc., Canada.

Holistic Fire Protection
Mike Stromberg, Tyco Fire Protection Products, US.

Lost & Found
Philip Shaw, SureWave Technology, UK.

To Grout Or Not To Grout?
Brad Crenshaw, P.E. P.G., Ground Engineering Contractors, Scott Langley, White Oak Resources LLC, Vic Daiber, P.E. P.L.S., Pittman Mine Services LLC, and Donald Rigby, Avanti International, US.

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