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THE MINES ACT, 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGERS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES

REGULATIONS, 1961. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED)


MINE MANAGEMENT, LEGISLATION, & GENERAL SAFETY FRIDAY THE 9TH NOVEMBER, 2001 FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS

ANSWER ANY SIX QUESTIONS (ALL QUESTIONS CARRY EQUAL MARKS)


Q.No.1 In statutory terms, what is the difference between Act, Regulations, Rules and Bye-Laws. Enumerate different acts applicable to mines and describe briefly the scope of each. What is the significance of accident enquiries in promotion of safety? How would you use the findings of accident enquiries for formulating a hazards control program? As Mines Manager, a case of over-winding has been reported to you. Describe, step by step, the procedure that you would adopt to deal with the incident. What investigations would you make to find out its cause? Assume your own conditions? What are the statutory provisions related to standards of ventilation? How does humidity affect mine environment and work performance? How would you measure humidity? What are the dangers associated with use of air compressors in underground mines? What safety precautions should be taken? How you would determine the cost of an accident? How would you formulate a plan for improving the status of safety in your mines? Briefly describe the statutory provisions relating to occupational health and hygiene in mines. What were the recommendations of Tripartite Conference in safety in mines in this regard? Write short notes on: Inspection and care of friction winder rope? Adequacy of statutory provisions in relating to super vision in mechanized opencast mines. Dealing with misfires in long hole blasting? Statutory returns to be submitted under the Metalliferous Mines Regulations, 1961.

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Q.No. 8 1. 2. 3. 4.

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THE MINES ACT, 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGERS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS, 1961. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED)
MINE MANAGEMENT, LEGISLATION, & GENERAL SAFETY SATURDAY THE 28TH SEPTEMBER, 2002 FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS

Answer Question Number 1 And Any Five Questions (question no.1 carries 20 marks and other 16 marks each) Q.No.1
a) b) c) d) Q.No.2 Write notes on the following Management information system as a tool for improving safety and productivity Fire-fighting facilities to be provided in a mine. Features to be shown on a water danger plan Use of diesel locomotives belowground. Enumerate the dangers associates with deep hole blasting in open cast mines? What is danger zone? what are the factors that affect the extent of danger zone? What are the factors that affect the stability of Overburden/waste dumps? What steps should be taken to ensure their stability in places where annual rainfall is very high? An electric-trolley wire locomotive is to be introduced below ground in your mine. Write an application to appropriate authority to obtain statutory permission. Assume your own conditions? a) State the objectives of workers participation in management? Discuss the applicability of this concept of safety management in mines? b) State the statutory provisions under the mines rules relating to workers participation in management. How can these be made more effective? Q.No.6 List the notified occupational diseases for mines and their causes. State precautions to reduce their incidence and statutory provisions relating to rehabilitation of affected workers? What do you understand by Hazard Management and Risk Assessment? How can these techniques be used to improve status of safety mines? State and comment on statutory requirements in respect of: a) Use of more than one type of explosives in a hole. b) Rights of workers after an order prohibiting employment issued under the mines act, 1952. c) Pre-employment and periodical medical examination of workers.

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THE MINES ACT, 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGERS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS, 1961. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED)
MINE MANAGEMENT, LEGISLATION, & GENERAL SAFETY SUNDAY THE 26TH SEPTEMBER, 2004 FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS

ANSWER ANY SIX QUESTIONS (ALL QUESTIONS CARRY EQUAL MARKS)


Q.No.1 A tyre mounted mobile crane while being taken from workshop after overhaul to ore handling plant, suddenly goes off the road and falls through a depth of about 7 meters. Of the six persons riding on it, the driver and a mechanic get killed in the accident while others escaped with serious injuries. What are the statutory contraventions that might have caused this accident? Who should be held responsible? What remedial measures should be taken to prevent similar accidents in future? Answer any four of the following: a) Apparatus and equipment to be provided ina belowground mine wher no rescue room is located. b) Statutory provisions for the purpose of enabling inspections to be carried out on behalf of the persons employed c) Air-blast in open stoping its causes and measures to deal with the risk. d) Variable factor of safety in winding rope and its significance. e) Statutory provisions relating use of dust respirators. Q.No.3. write short notes on any four of the following: a) Risk assessment and preparation of safety management plan for a mine. b) Statutory obligations of manager in case of a fatal accident. c) Criteria for evaluating blast vibrations and its potential to cause damage to buildings and structures. d) Fly-rocks its causes and preventions e) Statutory restrictions on working near railways and public works.

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i) state and discuss statutory provisions relating to taking shelter in opencast mines. How would you ensure adequate shelter when there are private hutments within the danger zone. ii) what are the major dangers associated with use of compressed air belowground? state the checks and controls that you would setup to eliminate them?

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A large mechanized underground mine is being planned in which average employment is to be 2000 persons including 1500 persons belowground. Draw up an organization chart to meet the statutory obligations. A large open cast mine is being planned in a virgin area. Briefly state and discuss the statutory notices that are to be sent and permission/ relaxation to be obtained? Answer the following: a) What are the statutory limitations on employment of persons belowground when there is only a single outlet state and discuss the statutory provisions in respect of devices which must be provided and used to prevent accidents from runaway of tubs belowground? Answer the following: a) At the end of a working shift, the assistant manager is informed that on e underground worker is missing. What actions should he take? b) State statutory provisions relating to periodical medical examination and discuss its relevance to ILO classification of radiographs for detection for Pneumoconiosis?

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THE MINES ACT, 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGERS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS, 1961. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED)
MINE MANAGEMENT, LEGISLATION, & GENERAL SAFETY SUNDAY THE 25TH SEPTEMBER, 2005 FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS

ANSWER ANY SIX QUESTIONS (ALL QUESTIONS CARRY EQUAL MARKS)


Q.No:1. Discuss the factors to be taken into consideration for determining the thickness of barriers to be left against water logged workings. How could it be ensured that thickness of barriers left is adequate? Draw out a code of safe practice for use of diesel operated load haul dump machine in workings belowground? Write short notes on: Q.No:4. Duties of manager in emergency. Risk management Dealing with misfires in long hole blasting. Fly-rocks its cause and prevention. What could be the occupational health problems with increasing mechanization in mines? What steps should be taken to guard against the same? What are the factors responsible for slope failure in opencast mines? Describe measures to overcome such failure. How would the slope angle affect the economics of the pit? What is the significance of accident enquiries in promotion of safety? How would you use the findings of accident enquiries for formulating accident control programme? As a mine manager, a case of over-winding has been reported to you. Describe step by step, the procedure that you would adopt to deal with the incident. What investigation would you make to find out its cause? Assume your own conditions. State and comment on statutory requirements in respect of: Use of more than one type of explosive in a hole Statutory obligations when a mine is to be abandoned Initial and periodical medical examination of persons employed in mines.

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THE MINES ACT, 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGERS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS, 1961. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED)
MINE MANAGEMENT, LEGISLATION, & GENERAL SAFETY SUNDAY THE2 4th SEPTEMBER, 2006 FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS

ANSWER ANY SIX QUESTIONS (ALL QUESTIONS CARRY EQUAL MARKS)


Q.No:1. As mines manager , a case of over winding has been reported to you. Describe, step by step, the procedure that you would adopt to deal with the incident. What investigations would you make to find out its cause. Assume your own conditions? what are statutory provisions relating to standards of ventilation? How does humidity affect mine environment and work performance? How would you measure humidity? List the notified occupational diseases in mines and their causes. State precautions to reduce their incidence and statutory provisions relating to rehabilitation of affected workers? Q.No:5. Explain the following: Statutory obligations when mine is to be abandoned. Variable factor of safety in winding ropes Constitution and functions of committee under section 12 of the mines act. Employment of persons below 18 years of age.

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Q.No:4.

What do you understand by hazard management and risk assessment? How can these techniques be used to improve safety status in mines? a) Draw up an organization chart to meet the statutory obligations for a large mechanized underground mine having average employment of 900 persons including 750 persons working belowground? B: Draw a schedule for induction training of a fresh batch of mattes appointed at your mine? Write short notes on: a) Electronic detonators. b) Provisions of regulations with respect to automatic contrivance on man winding. c) theory and objectives of roof bolting. d) management information system as a tool for improving safety and productivity. State the statutory provisions under the mines rules relating to workers participation in management. How can these be made for effective? Suggest some steps to be taken to correct accident prone workers?

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Q.No:7.

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THE MINES ACT, 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGERS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS, 1961. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED)
MINE MANAGEMENT, LEGISLATION, & GENERAL SAFETY YEAR: 2007 Q.No:1. FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS You are the manager of an underground hard rock mine where stoping is being done by sub-level open stoping with with long hole drilling with a fleet of LHDs and low profile trucks. a) b) List what you consider as six major risks that such an organization needs to manage. list and describe the control measures of three highest ranked risks that need to be

managed for a safe working environment? c) List the persons who will be involved in the risk assessment process?

Q.No: 2

What are the statutory provisions under The Mines Act, 1952 and The Metalliferous Mines Regulations, 1961 relating to notice to be given of accidents? Briefly explain your understanding of the same and identify the difference between the provisions contained in the two statutes and underlying principles?

Q.No. 3

you are the manager of an open cast mine. A decision has been taken to introduce high capacity trucks and front end loaders in the mine, both in O/B and Ore. Mine has been worked till then only with smaller tippers and loaders. Higher management has asked you to develop such a plan. Describe the elements of such a plan, including safety and productivity issues that need to be addressed?

Q.No.4

In an U/G mine using ANFO for long hole blasting, three persons of a blasting crew including blaster, several hours after returning home complain of chest pain and breathe difficulty and have to be hospitalized. One of them dies next day. What may be the possible causes and statutory contraventions? What measures will you take to prevent such incidents in future?

Q.No.5

Write short answers relating to the following: a) Advantages of connecting the mine plans to national grid. b) Criteria for selection of rope.

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c) d) e) Q.No.6

First-aid to a person who has suffered an electrical shock. Rest shelter Statutory provisions relating to taking shelter during blasting. You are manager of an opencast mine where a light motor vehicle entered a haul road and

has collided with an empty heavy truck. The light vehicle suffered heavy damage but driver was lucky to escape with minor injuries. The truck driver also had to be treated for shock, though he did not suffer any physical injuries. Describe in detail your responsibilities as manager of mine with respect to: a) b) c) d) e) investigation of the accident determination of causes and possible methods for prevention in future. reporting requirements feedback to officials and workers. introduction of preventive measures.

Q.No.7.

list and briefly describe the dangers in U/G workings associated with blasting in nearby opencast workings? What steps should be taken to mitigate these dangers?

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THE MINES ACT, 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGERS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS, 1961. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED)
MINE MANAGEMENT, LEGISLATION, & GENERAL SAFETY SUNDAY THE 21st SEPTEMBER, 2008 FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS

ANSWER ANY SIX QUESTIONS


First question carry 20 marks and all others carry 16 marks each. Q.No:1. Q.No:2. Write short notes on any 4 of the following: Angle of draw and its relevance Risk assessment as a tool to improve safety Rescue tracings. Selection of person for rescue training. Vocational training is an effective tool in improving safety and productivity. Roll of internal safety organization in reducing accidents.

Enumerate the various factors affecting the slope stability at opencast mine. Describe measures to overcome each in a manner to maintain the slope stability. How would the slope stability effects the economics of the pit? Design a support plan for support of immediate weak hangwall and strong footwall in a cut and fill stope on the basis of RMR? side discharge loaders are to be introduced for loading blasted ore in a cut and fill stope of an underground mine. Prepare a code of practice for deployment of side discharge loaders. What precautions would you take to prevent fire in SDLs? In present day context of outsourcing and engaging a contractor in mining activity, what could be the responsibilities shared by the employer, contractor and the employee to attain high standards of safety? Your mine is situated near a seasonal nallah. Describe in detail what precautions you would take to prevent inundation of the mine? Enumerate the provisions of Mines Rescue Rules, 1985 regarding any two of the following: Establishment and location of rescue stations. Appointment of rescue trained persons in mines, their disposition and accommodation. Apparatus and equipment to be provided in a belowground mine where rescue room is located. Suggest measures which the Government, the mine owners and the engineers can take for improving safety standards in small out put mines being operated in unorganized sectors?

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Q.No:6.

Q.No:7. a) b) c) Q.No:8.

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THE MINES ACT, 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGERS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS, 1961. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED)
MINE MANAGEMENT, LEGISLATION, & GENERAL SAFETY SUNDAY THE 4th OCTOBER, 2009
First question carries 20 marks and is compulsory, Answer any five other questions which carry equal marks. ------------------

FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS

Q.No:1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Q.No:2.

Write notes on any three of the following: General lighting in opencast workings. Precautions in case of sockets etc., Medical attention in case of injury Notices of diseases. Notices and order under section 22 of the mines act,1952. A highly mechanized underground mine is planned to produce 5000 tones of ROM per day. A processing plant required to be installed in the leasehold area. Assuming your own conditions prepare an environment plan, keeping in view different factors affecting the environment? A large number of accidents/incidents are occurring due to hard landing of cages in different mines at frequent interval. List out the failures and remedial measures to prevent recurrence of such accidents/incidences. Assume your own conditions? Prepare a safety management plan for a large open cast mine. Assume your own conditions? Write short notes on any two of the following: Winding rope, factor of safety, maintenance. Continuous environmental monitoring instrument in underground mines. Mechanical ventilator, fan water gauge, efficiency of fan.

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Q.No:4. Q.No:5.

Q.No:6.

Are we moving in the right track in reducing accidents in the mines? Discuss. Describe different potent tools used by management for reducing in underground mines due to fall of roof & sides? During development (2.4m X 2.4m) a 800m long footwall drive for connecting ore passes of a blast hole sub-level stope, a rocker shovel operator entered in the face for loading blasted rock mass and collapsed. Giving reason, write an enquiry report stating how such accidents can be prevented in future? Due to large number of accidents a mine is declared as accident-prone. As a manger of the mine, suggest measures you will adopt to make the mine safer and accident free?

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Q.No:8.

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THE MINES ACT, 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGERS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS, 1961. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED)
MINE MANAGEMENT, LEGISLATION, & GENERAL SAFETY SUNDAY THE 3rd OCTOBER, 2010
ANSWER ANY SIX QUESTIONS ALL QUESTIONS CARRY EQUAL MARKS

FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS

Q.No:1. Q.No:2: Q.No:3.

Give the statutory requirements of three of the following: Function of committee under section 12 of the mines act 1952. Duties and responsibilities of Owner, Agent and Manager as per the section 18 of the mines act 1952. Winding rope Roadway conveyors Write short notes on any two of the following: Risk assessment and preparation of safety management plan for a mine. Theory and objective of roof bolting. Different type of rope sockets and Cappings, functions and limitations?

What are the statutory provisions under The Mines Act, 1952 and The Metalliferous Mines Regulations, 1961 relating to notice to be given of accidents? Briefly explain your understanding of the same and identify the difference between the provisions contained in the two statutes and underlying principles? What is the safe operating procedure (SOP). Enumerate with example one SOP of the complete system of operation in a mine. What are its advantages and disadvantages? A high capacity underground mine has been planned to produce ROM 5000 tonnes/day. List and describe the control measures of three highest ranked risks that need to be managed for a safe working mine?

Q.No:4. Q.No:5.

Q.No:6.

Enumerate the provisions of mines rescue rules, 1985 regarding any two of the following Duties of manager etc., in emergency Fresh air base Rescue training. A) b) List the merits and demerits of open stope in a mine. Enumerate statutory provisions regarding voltage limits and protective equipments

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Q.No:8.

Discuss briefly the recommendations of 10th Safety Conference regarding contractors workers in underground mechanized mines.

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THE MINES ACT, 1952 EXAMINATION FOR MINE MANAGERS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (UNRESTRICTED) UNDER THE METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATIONS, 1961. FIRST CLASS (UN-RESTRICTED)
MINE MANAGEMENT, LEGISLATION, & GENERAL SAFETY SUNDAY THE 11th SEPTEMBER, 2011
ANSWER ANY SIX QUESTIONS (Question 1 carries 20 marks and all other carry 16 marks)

FULL MARKS: 100 TIME: 3 HOURS --------------------

Q.No.1.

Being the manager of a large underground metal mine, you have been assigned the job of reducing Write Code Of Practice on use old diesel Load Haul Dumpers in a hard rock underground mine. While travelling down gradient on a haul-road, a dumper ran away in forward direction and hit another Vehicle coming up the road, fatally injuring one person. Discuss the various contributory factors leading to the accident and suggest remedial measures.

energy cost at the mine. Write a proposal in brief about the steps you may take to fulfill your assignment. Q.No.2. Q.No.3

Q.No.4.

While charging inert gas into a cylinder, the wall of the cylinder burst and fatally injured two persons. Discuss the various contributory factors leading to the accident and suggest remedial measures. Assume your own conditions.

Q.No.5.

What are the provisions contained in Indian Electricity Rules, 1956 in respect of the following Disconnection for supply Voltage limits Restricted earth neutral system Isolation and fixing of transformer, switchgear, etc.

Q.No.6.

What are the requirements under Metalliferous Mines Regulation, 1961 regarding Auxiliary Fans?How will you fix the location of an auxiliary fan to be installed in a ventilating section belowground?

Q.No.7.

What factors mainly influence the stability of a typical opencast mine slope? Write a slope monitoring Scheme aimed at identifying vulnerable sections, predict instabilities and evolve control strategies. What is job safety analysis? Write a job safety analysis report on handling and use of explosives In an underground metalliferous mine.

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