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.
The SA Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) is setting up an occupational health and safety risk research centre of excellence in Janurary 2013.
An SA mining conference on ‘Zero harm transformation as heart of the Mining Charter’ and Mine Safe Awards are presented on 1 to 3 August 2012 in Kempton Park.
SA mining inspectors visited 8000 mining works and did 396 mining safety ‘audits’, despite low staff numbers and a high inspectorate exam failure rate.
SA will force mines to manage TB and HIV impacts in 2013, and African states could follow in moving HIV costs to business occupational health budgets.
Recent fatal incidents include underground mining mobile equipment collisions. A Chamber of Mines (COM) pilot project promotes loco lockout.
The SA Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) is reviewing the Mine Health and Safety Act for tougher mining safety inspections.
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