Rubén Vargas Gives Insight on Tailings Dam Design and Management at ISEM's XXV International Mining Safety Seminar
Rubén Vargas Gives Insight on Tailings Dam Design and Management at ISEM's XXV International Mining Safety Seminar

Rubén Vargas Gives Insight on Tailings Dam Design and Management at ISEM's XXV International Mining Safety Seminar

April 14, 2022, Lima, PeruEng. Rubén Vargas, Engineering Manager of Knight Piésold Peru, presented at the XXV International Mining Safety Seminar, which was held on March 29–31 in Lima. He shared his technical experience with mining professionals, giving an overview of the design and management of state-of-the-art tailings dams and the key players that must be engaged in the dissemination of knowledge and the implementation of technology.

The seminar, which is organized annually by the Instituto de Seguridad Minera (ISEM, Mining Safety Institute), constitutes as the most important specialized meeting on mining safety and has been bringing together professionals and specialists in the field at an international level. The main objective of this seminar is to disseminate the latest advances in mining safety worldwide to increase the level of knowledge and awareness regarding the importance of prevention in occupational health and safety issues in the industry.

Vargas’ presentation, "Some challenges in the design and management of tailings dams: How we adapt to the advancement of knowledge and technology," explained various challenges and advances in the evolving tailings industry, and how Knight Piésold is implementing best practices and technologies to design and manage safe and state-of-the-art tailings dams in Peru, which may have the highest dams in the world.

His presentation was well-attended by various professionals, including mine managers, superintendents, operations managers, heads of safety, technical and professional supervisors, contractor and supplier companies, consultants, university professors, and students.

The seminar was a fantastic opportunity for national and international professionals to exchange knowledge about technological advances in mining safety and communicate new trends in the matter, while sharing experiences acquired in different operations globally.


Ing. Rubén Vargas expuso sobre el Diseño y Gestión de Presas de Relaves en el XXV Seminario Internacional de Seguridad Minera del ISEM

14 de abril de 2022, Lima, Perú – El Gerente de Ingeniería de Knight Piésold Perú, Ing. Rubén Vargas, realizó una presentación en el XXV Seminario Internacional de Seguridad Minera, que se llevó a cabo del 29 al 31 de marzo en Lima. Él compartió su experiencia técnica con profesionales del sector minero, brindando una visión general del estado del Arte en el Diseño y Gestión de Depósitos de Relaves de última generación y los actores clave que deben involucrarse en la difusión del conocimiento y la implementación de tecnología.

Este seminario es organizado anualmente por el Instituto de Seguridad Minera (ISEM), y se constituye como el encuentro especializado más importante en seguridad minera, reuniendo a profesionales y especialistas en la materia a nivel internacional. El principal objetivo de este evento es difundir los últimos avances en seguridad minera a nivel mundial para aumentar el nivel de conocimiento y conciencia sobre la importancia de la prevención en temas de seguridad y salud ocupacional en la industria.

La presentación de Vargas, “Algunos desafíos en el Diseño y Gestión de Depósitos de Relaves: Cómo nos adecuamos al avance del Conocimiento y la Tecnología”, explico los diferentes desafíos y avances en la industria de relaves en evolución, y cómo Knight Piésold está implementando las mejores prácticas y tecnologías para diseñar y administrar presas de relaves seguras y de última generación en Perú, y quizás las más altas del mundo.

Su presentación contó con la asistencia de diversos profesionales; entre ellos, Gerentes de Mina, Superintendentes, Gerentes de Operaciones, Jefes de Seguridad, Supervisores Técnicos y profesionales, empresas contratistas y proveedoras, consultores, profesores universitarios y estudiantes.

El seminario fue una fantástica oportunidad para que profesionales nacionales e internacionales intercambien conocimientos sobre los avances tecnológicos en seguridad minera y comuniquen nuevas tendencias en la materia, al mismo tiempo que compartieron experiencias adquiridas en diferentes operaciones a nivel global.

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