Environmental risk assessment in open pit blasting operations: compliance with ISO 31010:2010

Herrera Herbert, Juan and Castilla Gómez, Jorge (2011). Environmental risk assessment in open pit blasting operations: compliance with ISO 31010:2010. In: "22nd world mining congress & expo 2011", 11/09/2011 - 16/09/2011, Estambul, Turquía. ISBN 978-605-01-0146-1. pp. 555-561.

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Title: Environmental risk assessment in open pit blasting operations: compliance with ISO 31010:2010
Author/s:
  • Herrera Herbert, Juan
  • Castilla Gómez, Jorge
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 22nd world mining congress & expo 2011
Event Dates: 11/09/2011 - 16/09/2011
Event Location: Estambul, Turquía
Title of Book: 22nd world mining congress & expo 2011
Date: 2011
ISBN: 978-605-01-0146-1
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Minas (UPM)
Department: Explotación de Recursos Minerales y Obras Subterráneas [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

All activities of an organization involve risks that should be managed. The risk management process aids decision making by taking account of uncertainty and the possibility of future events or circumstances (intended or unintended) and their effects on agreed objectives. With that idea, new ISO Standard has been drawn up. ISO 31010 has been recently issued which provides a structured process that identifies how objectives may be affected, and analyses the risk in term of consequences and their probabilities before deciding on whether further treatment is required. In this lecture, that ISO Standard has been adapted to Open Pit Blasting Operations, focusing in Environmental effects which can be managed properly. Technique used is Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), which is applied in all possible scenarios, providing to Blasting Professionals the tools to identify, analyze and manage environmental effects in blasting operations. Also this lecture can help to minimize each effect, studying each case. This paper also can be useful to Project Managers and Occupational Health and Safety Departments (OH&S) because blasting operations can be evaluated and compared one to each other to determine the risks that should be managed in different case studies. The environmental effects studied are: ground vibrations, flyrock and air overpressure (airblast). Sometimes, blasting operations are carried out near populated areas where environmental effects may impose several limitations on the use of explosives. In those cases, where these factors approach certain limits, National Standards and Regulations have to be applied.

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Item ID: 21219
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/21219/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:21219
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 18 Mar 2014 12:17
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:23
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