Occupational Health and Safety in Gemstone and Graphite Mining Industry – Sri Lanka

The gemstone mining industry has a long history in Sri Lanka. In the pages of history, many explorers claiming that this country had the best gems on earth. Still, Sri Lanka has very demanded mountaintop for world-famous gemstones such as sapphire, tourmaline, ruby, chrysoberyl, topazes, and blue-sapphire. Gemstone mining places are situated in Ratnapura, Okkampitiya, Monaragala, Kamburupitiya, Elahera, and Balangoda [1]. Gemstone mining is a complicated process that requires much time, a considerable workforce, equipment, and knowledge. Generally,