The mining industry has changed significantly over the past several decades. With the rise of digitalization, there are more opportunities now for remote work and collaboration. Safety is always a top priority for miners, and new technologies can help to improve safety standards. In terms of sustainability, decarbonization is a major trend that will continue to gain traction in the coming years. Here are some of the top trends to watch out for in mining for 2022:
- Remote possibilities enabled by digitalization: With the rise of digital technologies, miners are increasingly able to work remotely. This can help to improve workplace safety by reducing the need for workers to be on site. Additionally, it can also increase productivity by allowing miners to work from anywhere in the world. Automated technology is making it easier to track and manage mining operations from a distance.
- Maintaining safety first: Safety is always a top priority for miners. New technologies and safety protocols can help to reduce the risks associated with mining. Additionally, training and education programs can help workers to stay safe while on the job. New forms of technology and equipment can help to improve safety standards in the mining industry.
- Change cannot be accomplished without working together.: In order to drive change in the mining industry, collaboration is key. This includes working with other miners, suppliers, and government officials to improve safety and sustainability standards. Collaboration through new software and communication tools is also improving efficiency on-site and in the office.
- Decarbonization: In order to address climate change, the mining industry is working on decarbonization initiatives. This includes using cleaner energy sources, developing new technologies to reduce emissions, and working towards a zero-waste mining operation. More mines are now focusing on their impact on the environment and taking a rapid shift to move over to electric operations.
These top initiatives and more are changing the mining industry for good and will have a significant impact in the years to come. It’s crucial to stay up-to-date on these trends so that your company can be at the forefront of innovation. With the right strategies in place, your mining business can thrive in this ever-changing landscape.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Communications! For over 15 years, Becker Communications has been the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical mining communication systems. As they expanded into surface mining, railroads, and tunneling they added wireless communication systems, handheld radios, tagging and tracking systems, as well as gas monitoring.