The Minesafe 2015 conference will update mining health and safety practice from academic, policy and practical perspectives in August.
Waste Management Bureau fees and taxes were published for comment in February 2015 as waste law continues to multiply.
South African mining health and safety is perceived as improving, following reductions in the number of fatalities and injuries in recent years.
A DMR mining health and safety inspection blitz in the first quarter of 2015, respondes to predicatable fatalities and injuries in January to March.
The SA Mine Health and Safety Council has contracted the CSIR for mining behaviour and hygiene research, towards setting up a centre of excellence.
The DMR is placing bursary holders, interns and students at universities and in mining jobs for training in critical mining skills.
Sheq and operational risks are not among the top 10 business risks in metals and mining, according to business risk managers and consultants. Protests and water access are.
Iron and steel compensation insurance could privatise to the mining injuries and diseases fund, Rand Mutual Assurance. The DOL is calling for comment.
The long platinum mining strike of 2014 has many health, safety and corporate culture consequences, writes Mabila Mathebula.
Harmonisation and enforcement of SA mining environmental management laws is under discussion in parliamentary committees.
The outcome of the investigation into the New Zealand Pike River mining disaster revealed how a company with a killer culture could escape justice.
The SA Environment, Water and Minerals departments will co-operate on mining environmental licenses, but still debate sustainability.
The draft Mine Health and Safety Amendment Bill of November 2013, including a new definition of ‘mining area’, is out for comment.
Judging by fewer fatalities, South African mining safety statistics improved last year, but could be due in part to major operational and staff cutbacks.
Mining gas and dust explosion research reveal some lessons for mining gas management, particularly relevant to coal, dust and explosives.
Amendments to the Mine Health and Safety Act, Construction Regulations, and Labour inspectorate, appear in this health and safety law update; September 2013
Mining sustainability academic Prof May Hermanus will lead CSIR mining environment research, as executive director from June 2013.
Mining employers are required to report health and safety performance in their Mining Charter report in March in a standard format.
Johannesburg’s Wits University launches a mining research body to develop new growth, health, safety and social technology in 2013, reclaiming a CSIR role.
Southern African health departments could start mining inspections, as part of a SADC move to curb TB and HIV at work and in labour sending areas.