Fourteen. That’s how many mining deaths have occurred already in 2017.

Mining is arguably one of the most dangerous industries in existence, which is why companies should continue to seek ways to ensure worker safety on the job. From exposure to hazardous materials to potential collapses, miners and their employers put their careers and their lives on the line each day for the benefit of others. Improved safety with the right management tools and methods can help your team continue their contributions.

The Benefits of Health and Safety Management Tools for the Mining Industry

Truthfully, every industry should take care to practice high safety standards, but the mining industry presents unique dangers that go beyond standard workplace safety. Using EHS software specifically made for mining operations caters to these specialized threats to keep workers and leaders safe so business can keep going. Take a look at how some mining companies are using EHS software to build a better business:

Contractor Management

Managing a single contractor can prove challenging enough, but keeping track of several at once adds a bit more complication. Regardless of what you’ve hired your contractor to do, you still have a level of accountability for their work. Using health and safety management tools can give you an up-to-the-minute look into contractor status, which jobs they’re completing, project duration, and other critical data so you always know who’s on-site and why.

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