The second issue of the scientific and technical journal Vestnik, published by the scientific center for the safety of work in the coal industry, was published this year. Prior to introducing readers to the publications, the editor-in-chief, Doctor of Technical Sciences N.V. Trubitsyna recalls that in August the country will mark the Day of the miner in the 70th time. On the eve of the industry holiday, she emphasizes, "I want to answer myself to one of the most important questions: have we done everything to make mining work less dangerous?
In direct connection with this issue, one more thing: are the efforts spent on the development of new safe technologies and technical devices sufficient to achieve the main goal - to prevent a series of accidents at the coal industry enterprises? The materials of our permanent and new authors, including young scientists published in the Bulletin this time, to some extent answer these key questions for all of us. They are dedicated, the editor-in-chief stresses, to the current and retrospective state of industrial safety in coal enterprises. But trying to build and imagine a picture of the current conditions, trends and requirements for industrial safety at the coal industry, we all take into account the level of complexity of the economic situation in the country. It can not be otherwise, because profile science, engineering thought and managerial decisions of owners and top managers are not isolated from real life, emphasizes N.V. Trubitsyn. Not for nothing (further on we quote it) "the worst statistical indicators fall on the years of economic recession and are the result of insufficient financing of labor protection and industrial safety measures, as well as weakening control over their observance." But is it possible to reduce the impact of this negative ligament? This is not a rhetorical question. This is a matter of the category of life and death. And readers of the "Bulletin" know this better than anyone.
All together, "we are trying to find an answer to this question in publications on the pages of the Journal." Its platform is a real reflection of the trends observed in the intellectual space of our industry, an effective tool for overcoming disunity in the scientific community, a "runway" for young scientists and researchers who sincerely want to convey their vision of pressing issues to all. And "Messenger" always goes to meet the novice authors, contributes to their inclusion in the solution of significant scientific problems, concludes "The Word of the Editor" N.V. Trubitsyna congratulates colleagues and readers on behalf of the editorial board on the Day of Miner-2017.