Human risks arising due to over-exposure to mining sights
The mining industry is one of the best industries to make profits and provide some excellent pay to the workers. On the other hand, the mining industry also holds the reputation of accounting for some of the significant health risks to all the people working in the environment. All the mining workers need to protect themselves from the harmful effects of mining. The introduction of the new strict laws and protocols over decreasing the extraction over time still is expected to rise this year. The environmentalists and government norms are trying their best for zero damage to humans through coal, but still, they are too far from achieving their goal. The mining companies are thriving forward to their success.
The workers of the mining companies have to understand their working environment at first before they apply any preventive measures to stay safe from all the hazards.
Coal dust or one of the common causes of hazard to the miners
The inhalation of the coal dust can also lead to one of the common respiratory problems to the miners called black lungs or miner’s lungs. The miner’s lung disease is also technically known as pneumoconiosis. The common symptoms of the problem include short breath and scarring of the lung tissue, which can lead to stressful and fatal other respiratory issues.
The strict laws enforced by the government have reduced the risks of black lung or pneumoconiosis in the miners, but still meeting a new patient with the disease is common. Despite preventive measures, a large number of miners suffer from respiratory illness.
The mining companies have to install safety measures like dust control installation plants apart from medical surveillance and screening of the patients.
Noise pollution or ear distress in the miners
Mines have large machines at work, and hence they can produce significant noise. It is easy for a person to be audible to the loud noise, but with the common application, it can create adverse effects. The over-exposure to loud noises can create problems like tinnitus, which is also known as ringing in ears. People who suffer from tinnitus also experience sleep disturbances and can also produce difficulties in concentrating, and in some cases, it can lead to permanent heart loss. The miners have to reduce exposure levels of loud noises.