Report: APP CMHS Project 4

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2.3.1. Legislation

Chinese legislation has been prescriptive in terms of risk management, however over recent years the government has been moving towards a risk-based approach and is drafting relevant legislation.

Chinese coal mining safety is governed by “Coal Mine Safety Regulation 2005”. The Regulation prescribes what must be done and what must not to do in underground coal mining. The prescriptions are quite detailed and cover all aspects of coal mining activities. The areas related to risk and hazards in underground coal mining include:

  • Ventilation, gas and dust

  • Monitoring and control of ventilation safety

  • Outburst control

  • Fire control

  • Water control

  • Explosive materials and underground blasting

  • Transportation

  • Electrical

  • Mine rescue

  • Occupational health management

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