How the ILO helps prevent mining accidents in Ukraine

Ukraine is among the countries with the highest rates of work accidents

"I feel like a man standing at the mouth of an old mine-shaft that is full of cave-ins waiting to happen, standing there and saying goodbye to the daylight."

ILO experts Kenichi Hirose, Wiking Husberg, Alexandra Koteraz and Iryna Peksheva explaining the benefits of OSH management systems

"Here, are the stiffening hills, here, the rich cargo Congealed in the dark arteries, Old veins That hold Glamorgan's blood. The midnight miner in the secret seams, Limb, life, and bread."

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Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau
KYIV, Ukraine : Ukraine's economy is still highly dependent on coal production. The country faces a major occupational safety and health (OSH) challenge in this and other extracting industries, as mining facilities are ageing, and safety systems date back to Soviet times.

Accident:

""Sometimes things go right by accident, and you are left with the dangerous illusion that it was your doing." - D. Michael Abrashoff, It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

"It's as though you had lost an arm or leg but still instinctively reach out to feel your missing limb or try to walk again, placing your entire weight on something that no longer is there." ? Zeina Kassem, Crossing ohn Bliek, ILO expert

""You can't prevent what you can't predict." - K.M. Mac Aulay

The ILO study also highlighted the importance of concerted action by the various players to promote Cali as a tourism destination, including joint activities, and the inclusion of local communities

"I feel like my life is made up of tiny puzzle parts that no longer fit together. Imagine working on a puzzle only to find that the final picture can never be complete because one of its pieces is missing. This is exactly what's happened to my life; it has become impossible to put it back together." - Zeina Kassem, Crossing