Mining Safety Policy

The Ministry of Mines and Energy, through Resolution No. 181467 of 2011, has adopted the previously mentioned Policy, which is based on the following guiding principles:

  • Preventive approach
  • Greater technical requirements
  • Active participation and commitment from all the interested parties
  • Consolidation of a public information system concerning mining safety matters

In addition, the Policy has the following strategic objectives:

  • Reducing the occurrence of accidents and casualties in licensed mining operations on a yearly basis, until the percentage of incidents for the year 2019 is equivalent to 10% of current figures, through technical requirements and the development of a preventive culture by entrepreneurs, who are responsible for the technical direction of activities, mining workers and oversight professionals from the delegated mining authorities.
  • Educate mining entrepreneurs and workers on the regulations and aspects concerning mining safety, in order to facilitate its compliance by titleholders with small-scale production activities.
  • Consolidating and managing a public information system concerning mining rescue and safety matters, which must be established based on existing data, following the example of the best current international practices, in order to facilitate the prevention-oriented decision-making of the interested parties.
  • The implementation of this policy throughout the national territory will be assigned to the Office of the Mines Director of the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Read the Policy for Mining Safety document (in Spanish)