The mining industry has a reputation for being a risky business, with health risks that are varied and often quite serious, and it is important for miners to protect themselves accordingly.. Nevertheless, mining doesn’t have to be unsafe. With the introduction of strict safety legislation and protocol, as well as advances in safety equipment, the industry has seen its fatality rate drop over
Mining legislation. The Mines Regulations 2014 came into force on 6 April 2015 and replace all previous mine specific health and safety legislation. The regulations are supported by new guidance . New guidance is also available on electrical safety in mines . Mines Regulations 2014; Current mining
MINING HEALTH AND SAFETY SYSTEMS Australia's mining industry is renowned for the development of best practice health and safety solutions that support high levels of productivity. The health of mine workers and safe mining operations are protected by a world-leading regulatory and policy framework, with industry and government working together to achieve ‘zero harm’- an industry free of
Welcome to WSN health and safety news for mining, forestry, paper, printing, converting sectors, and northern Ontario small business.. Both hazard alerts and news items can be sorted by the 'tags' listed in the left-hand navigation. You can use this feature to search for news items or hazard alerts by topic.
The implementation of digital technology can boost health and safety in the mining sector. Newly appointed Tshimologong Precinct CEO, Lesley Donna Williams, says that while digital disruption has largely been consumer-facing, manufacturing industries and natural resource sectors are starting to take both a human-centered approach, as well as looking to technology to assist with improvements
Health and safety; Southern Africa; FAKE NEWS: Sibanye-Stillwater says COVID-19 claim is a hoax. Mar 21, 2020 . 0. views. Image: 123rf. Sibanye-Stillwater has refuted a social media hoax of a purported COVID-19 case at its Marikana operation, stating that there have been no confirmed cases of the virus at its operations. A screenshot of a breaking news story from a prominent South African
Mining explosions are a safety risk in underground mining. Methane released from the coal seam and surrounding rock strata during the process of mining can present a high risk of explosion at concentrations in air of 5-15%. Techniques have been developed to eliminate and/or dilute methane emissions both prior to and during mining and this has helped to significantly reduce methane related
Trade union Solidarity has expressed grave concern about mine safety in South Africa in the wake of the recent accident at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Masakhane shaft at Driefontein.. According to adv. Paul Mardon, Solidarity’s deputy general secretary for occupational health and safety, there is particular concern about seismic activities in deep-level mines i South Africa that cause falls of
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Mining Safety in South Africa: Introduction . South Africa is well-know for a diverse wealth of minerals and a very well regulated mining industry. The mines are places of employment for hundreds of thousands of mineworkers from all over Africa and many international experts are also employed by South African mining companies. Facts and Data on Mining Deaths . In 2003, the mining sector
Keep up to date with the latest news and information about mine safety and health in Queensland by subscribing to our e-newsletter, Mine safety and health matters. The e-newsletter will keep you informed about the various projects that are being completed by the Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health, the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, and by the mine safety and health
April 21-23 Keynote Classics: Important information about mental health, intergenerational workplaces, and mining safety. Canada’s premiere mining health and safety conference has moved online for 2020.Enjoy three days of free keynote classic presentations from past conferences, as well as real-time commentary by Workplace Safety North (WSN) co-hosts Mike Parent and Angele Poitras, with
Latest guidance on health and safety in the transition period. Annual Science Review 2020 . This year’s review focuses on how HSE uses science and evidence to support its role as a regulator. Welding fume: revised guidance. Ensure exposure to welding fume is adequately controlled with our revised guidance. Press releases. A message from HSE's Chief Executive International Workers Memorial
Award winning news, commentary and opinion on workplace health and safety. Menu. Follow; Recent; Subscribe; Tweets; Blog Awards; About; Help; Skip to content. Posted on May 15, 2020 May 15, 2020 by Kevin Jones. Work that is meaningful, secure and safe. Occupational health and safety (OHS) is integral to how work and stone should be designed in the post-COVID19 world, but you wouldn’t know it
Occupational Safety and Health Series No. 40 5th international report on the prevention and suppression of dust in mining, tunnelling and quarrying, 1968-1972 No. 22 Guidelines for the use of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses, revised edition 2011
Canada continues to set the standard for the rest of the world when it comes to operating safely in mining and exploration. By understanding the risks and acting to provide appropriate training and education for workers, companies can improve the health and safety conditions for their employees.
Health and safety quarry essentials pocket guide. This guide is taken primarily from the main health and safety at opencast mines, alluvial mines, and quarries guidelines, and focuses on managing risks at quarries for operators, managers, and workers.