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Greetings to the participants of the conference “Safe and Rational Use of Mineral Resources"

Authors:
Vladimir S. Litvinenko
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Date submitted:
2004-11-12
Date accepted:
2004-12-24
Date published:
2005-06-01

Abstract

I congratulate you on the start of the scientific and practical conference “Safe and rational use of mineral resources” dedicated to the 285th anniversary of the establishment of state mining supervision. This conference is a unique opportunity for close communication between representatives of science and nature users, heads of ministries and departments, central apparatus and territorial bodies of the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision of Russia, managers and specialists of hazardous production facilities of mining operations, research organizations. It is difficult to overestimate the role of mineral resources for the country's economy, providing a significant inflow of foreign currency into the Russian treasury. A special place is occupied by the fuel and energy complex, which determines the economic and social development of the country. The main tasks in the sphere of rational use of mineral resources are: creation of high-tech production facilities for extraction and processing of minerals, reproduction of the mineral resource base and ensuring a high level of industrial safety. At the enterprises of mining industry, characterized by increased danger of production, there is a difficult situation with labor protection - not rare accidents that pose a threat to the health and life of miners, so in modern conditions it is necessary to transition to new principles in the management of industrial safety at the enterprises of the industry. Fundamentally new market relations determine the need to improve the previous and develop new approaches in this area. The team of the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision successfully copes with a difficult task - the development of modern methods of labor safety management. I hope that cooperation with domestic science will continue to develop, bringing concrete practical solutions. I wish all those present a successful and fruitful work!

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