Study of Mining Accidents in Ghana Research Paper by Nicky

Study of Mining Accidents in Ghana
Research and analysis of the causes of Ghanian mining accidents, and how to prevent them.
# 128393 | 3,112 words | 50 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jul 18, 2010 in Engineering (Mineral) , Economics (Labor)

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The paper provides analytical research into the causes of mining accidents in Ghana, and strategies for preventing them. The paper aims to determine if the age and length of service of the mining workers has any relationship to the injuries, accidents, and the severity of same that are seen at the mine. The paper also offers ideas for training by age group, and laments that most mining studies concentrate solely on profitability, neglecting the subject of human capital and miner safety. The paper concludes that ensuring that young people who come into the mining trade are safe and careful and do not cause accidents is a vital part of providing safety equipment and safety instructions, particularly in developing countries where the safety regulations are not as stringent as they are in more fully-developed countries.

Productivity and Mining - Human Capital
The Safety of Mine Workers - Training Ideas

From the Paper:

"Larger companies, naturally, are much more sophisticated in the ways that they analyze their human capital budgets (Aspects, 1988). Companies that have sales greater than 500 million often use combinations of all three of the DCF techniques that are available (Alanen, 1979). Many of these companies also performed escalated dollar analyses and constant dollar analyses that depended not only on financing alternatives but also on time constraints (Alfaro & Huijbregts, 1974). Companies also used even more advanced techniques in performing various valuations into mining projects, but this was not seen to be on a consistent basis (Guzman, 1995). Some of these techniques included computer simulations on various investment activities similar to Monte Carlo analyses and a specific way of utilizing options pricing into valuing of copper properties (Guzman, 1995)."

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