Mining Weekly | Health & Safety http://www.miningweekly.com/page/health-safety Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:06:44 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Government policy advocacy, tech innovation and fact-based talks key 2018 AME BC objectives http://www.miningweekly.com/article/government-policy-advocacy-tech-innovation-and-fact-based-talks-key-2018-ame-bc-objectives-2018-01-22 Henry Lazenby AME BC Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:53:00 +0200 475792 1516589997 1516589580 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000702003_resized_amebcpresidentceoediethomejan20181022.jpg AME BC President & CEO Edie Thome 511 287 Environment watchdog orders Barrick to close Chilean side of giant Pascua-Lama project http://www.miningweekly.com/article/environment-watchdog-orders-barrick-to-close-chilean-side-of-giant-pascua-lama-project-2018-01-19 Henry Lazenby ENVIRONMENT Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:02:00 +0200 475675 1516346392 1516312920 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000701688_resized_pascualamaglacierreuters.jpg 511 287 Launch of new fire suppression solution in Africa slated for 2018 http://www.miningweekly.com/article/launch-of-new-fire-suppression-solution-in-africa-slated-for-2018-2018-01-19 Tasneem Bulbulia Health & Safety Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 471684 1516085036 1516312800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000696986_resized_aecom2healthsafety012017jpg1022copy.jpg FEWER DANGERS The new Tunnel Safe technology aims to reduce the dangers of fires in the African mining industry 511 287 Ethical leadership, good governance and favourable policies will see mining investors flocking ... http://www.miningweekly.com/article/state-of-local-mining-regulations-shun-investment-says-com-report-2018-01-19 Dylan Slater LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 474119 1516280592 1516312800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 New ‘disruptive’ mine borer heads for Indaba unveiling http://www.miningweekly.com/article/new-disruptive-mine-borer-heads-for-indaba-unveiling-2018-01-18 Martin Creamer MINING TECHNOLOGY Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:42:00 +0200 475581 1516287521 1516272120 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000701509_resized_daniepretorius03151022duane.jpg Danie Pretorius 511 287 Silicosis trust has awarded quarter of R400m settlement to qualifying former mineworkers http://www.miningweekly.com/article/silicosis-trust-awards-r102m-to-qualifying-former-mineworkers-2018-01-10 Natasha Odendaal LEGAL MATTERS Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:24:00 +0200 474871 1515595859 1515594240 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Zuma free education promise could strain budget, fan protests http://www.miningweekly.com/article/zuma-free-education-promise-could-strain-budget-fan-protests-2018-01-04 Reuters FREE EDUCATION Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:52:00 +0200 474371 1515089032 1515088320 1517695200 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000699142_resized_siemenssaschool1022bloomberg.jpg 511 287 Two miners die at Golden Star’s Prestea mine, Ghana http://www.miningweekly.com/article/two-miners-die-at-golden-stars-prestea-mine-ghana-2018-01-03 Henry Lazenby MINE FATALITIES Wed, 03 Jan 2018 03:17:00 +0200 474350 1514942316 1514942220 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Northern Dynasty ready to file application for Pebble’s US CWA 404 permit http://www.miningweekly.com/article/northern-dynasty-ready-to-file-application-for-pebbles-us-cwa-404-permit-2017-12-21 Henry Lazenby PROJECT PERMITTING Thu, 21 Dec 2017 19:50:00 +0200 474279 1513878910 1513878600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000698919_resized_pebblenortherndynastyminerals.jpg 511 287 Philippines miners adopt Canadian mining sustainability principles http://www.miningweekly.com/article/philippines-adopts-canadian-mining-sustainability-principles-2017-12-20 Henry Lazenby MINING SUSTAINABILITY Wed, 20 Dec 2017 03:15:00 +0200 474235 1513732700 1513732500 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Small- and medium-scale operations punted as ‘the future’ of mining http://www.miningweekly.com/article/small-scale-mining-has-big-future-but-requires-formalisation-planning-2017-12-15 Mia Breytenbach SMALL-SCALE MINING Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 473486 1512994101 1513288800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000697286_resized_artisinalgoldminersindrc1002627paulkapelussynergyglobal1022.jpg CLUSTERED AND FORMALISED Small operations could be clustered together geographically and assigned an engineer, a geologist and a health and safety officer to ensure safe operations 511 287 State of local mining regulations shun investment, says CoM report http://www.miningweekly.com/article/state-of-local-mining-regulations-shun-investment-says-com-report-2017-12-14 Dylan Slater LEGISLATION Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:35:00 +0200 474075 1513264817 1513254900 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 Silicosis: we’re close to a deal with the mines, says miners’ attorney http://www.miningweekly.com/article/silicosis-were-close-to-a-deal-with-the-mines-says-miners-attorney-2017-12-12 News24Wire HEALTH & SAFETY Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:37:00 +0200 473683 1513065196 1513060620 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 Trade union wins temporary random drug testing victory against Suncor http://www.miningweekly.com/article/workers-union-wins-temporary-random-drug-testing-victory-against-suncor-2017-12-11 Henry Lazenby DRUG TESTING Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:43:00 +0200 473670 1513067746 1513014180 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000697732_resized_drugsmarijuana1022bloomberg.jpg 511 287 Crucial for commodity countries to build economic resilience – Unctad http://www.miningweekly.com/article/unctad-commodities-report-2017-12-11 Martin Creamer COMMODITIES Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:00:00 +0200 473666 1513153946 1513011600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000697729_resized_stefancsordasonlinepic.jpeg United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) economic affairs officer Stefan Csordas 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/72325_2018-12-01_unctad_-_hd_web.mp441790421Unctad’s Stefan Csordas discusses commodities report with Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Lionel de Silva. Unctad’s Stefan Csordas discusses commodities report with Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Lionel de Silva. Mine fatalities in South Africa rise first time in decade http://www.miningweekly.com/article/mine-fatalities-in-south-africa-rise-first-time-in-decade-2017-12-08 Bloomberg HEALTH & SAFETY Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:00:00 +0200 473545 1512738579 1512738000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000697447_resized_graphicbloomberg1022.jpg 511 287 Continued focus on downstream development http://www.miningweekly.com/article/association-continues-to-focus-on-downstream-copper-development-2017-12-08 Donald Makhafola Copper in Central Africa Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471455 1512454254 1512684000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000694534_resized_cdaacopperbedd1022.jpg PROMOTING BENEFICICIATION The Copper Development Association Africa seeks to increase itsmembership to fund research and development initiatives into the beneficiation of copper such as antimicrobial copper surfaces in healthcare facilities 511 287 SA firm takes first steps into US market with new blasting technology http://www.miningweekly.com/article/explosives-manufacturer-blasts-into-us-market-with-successful-testing-of-axxis-technology-2017-12-08 Mia Breytenbach MINING EXPLOSIVES Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472717 1512454256 1512684000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000695659_resized_bmeexplosivesaxxiseddboxtesterandlogger81120171022.jpg TESTED TRUE BME’s Axxis digital initiation system, BlastMap III software and electronic detonators were used in six successful test blasts in Atlanta, in the US 511 287 South Africa urged to go back to basics to avoid mining’s demise http://www.miningweekly.com/article/south-africa-urged-to-go-back-to-basics-to-avoid-mining-industrys-demise-2017-12-08 Mia Breytenbach SOUTH AFRICAN MINING Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472825 1512454256 1512684000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000695903_resized_profcawood1022.jpg PROFESSOR FRED CAWOOD South Africa should embrace mining 511 287 Mining will only ‘move forward’ if there is a change of guard at Mineral Resources – lawyer http://www.miningweekly.com/article/dmr-leadership-change-could-re-establish-degree-of-optimism-law-firm-2017-12-08 Mia Breytenbach LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472656 1512675408 1512684000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000695484_resized_hatchgobahasthecapabilitytodesigndeepmineshaftcomplexesincludingundergroundmaterialshandlin11022.jpg NEW HORIZONS South African mining companies are exploring other African jurisdictions for mining investment 511 287 Miner dies at Harmony's Tshepong mine http://www.miningweekly.com/article/miner-dies-at-harmonys-tshepong-mine-2017-12-07 Samantha Herbst HEALTH & SAFETY Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:13:00 +0200 473461 1512659701 1512659580 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 SA government takes healthcare services to Kuruman mineworkers http://www.miningweekly.com/article/sa-government-takes-healthcare-services-to-kuruman-mineworkers-2017-12-06 African News Agency HEALTH AND SAFETY Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:09:00 +0200 473244 1512547914 1512547740 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Banro defers December interest payment http://www.miningweekly.com/article/banro-defers-december-interest-payment-2017-12-02 Henry Lazenby INTEREST DEFERRAL Sat, 02 Dec 2017 02:28:00 +0200 472895 1512382792 1512174480 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 Chairlift system to augment safety at Orkney mine http://www.miningweekly.com/article/chairlift-system-to-augment-safety-at-orkney-mine-2017-12-01 Tasneem Bulbulia Health & Safety Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471214 1511853918 1512079200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000692434_resized_healthsafetybeckerminingsachairliftsystempic21120171022.jpg ELEVATING SAFETY Becker’s chairlift systems, with modular, low-maintenance attributes, are designed to transport up to 900 personnel per hour in a quick, efficient and safe manner 511 287 Policy certainty needed to drive oil and gas in South Africa http://www.miningweekly.com/article/policy-certainty-needed-to-drive-oil-and-gas-in-s-africa-2017-12-01 Robyn Wilkinson Health & Safety Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471155 1511853916 1512079200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000692372_resized_lngtankerbloomberg11201711022.jpg IMPORT NEED South Africa must prioritise the import of liquefied natural gas to establish a gas market while indigenous reserves are explored onshore and offshore 511 287 Aiming to improve emergency preparedness http://www.miningweekly.com/article/aiming-to-improve-emergency-preparedness-procedure-in-coal-sector-2017-12-01 Tasneem Bulbulia Health & Safety Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471218 1511853918 1512079200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000692443_resized_healthsafetycollierytrainingcollegerescuedrillunit1120171022.jpg SAFETY UNIT The Rescue Drill Unit is used for assistance and/or rescue after a mine accident caused by a fire, roof collapse or explosion 511 287 Alcohol abuse long-standing issue, drug abuse growing http://www.miningweekly.com/article/alcohol-abuse-long-standing-issue-drug-abuse-growing-2017-12-01 Tasneem Bulbulia Health & Safety Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471345 1511853917 1512079200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000692627_resized_drugsandalcohol1022.jpg SUBSTANTIAL PROBLEM Substance abuse is not only prevalent in the general mining workforce; alcohol abuse is also common among management who prefer more expensive drugs, such as cocaine 511 287 Illegal miners posing danger to residents – City of Joburg http://www.miningweekly.com/article/illegal-miners-endanger-residents-of-johannesburg-2017-12-01 Nadine James ILLEGAL MINING Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472118 1511853919 1512079200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Dassault Systèmes heralding in new autonomous mining era http://www.miningweekly.com/article/dassault-systmes-ready-to-proclaim-new-autonomous-mining-era-2017-11-30 Martin Creamer MINING TECHNOLOGY Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:03:00 +0200 472752 1512181166 1512050580 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000695770_resized_raouljacquandmartinpicthree1022.jpg Dassault Systèmes Geovia CEO Raoul Jacquand and Martin Creamer 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/72167_2017-11-30_jacquandmc_-_hd_web.mp469420936Dassault Systèmes Geovia CEO Raoul Jacquand interviewed by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer on mine modernisation. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer. Dassault Systèmes Geovia CEO Raoul Jacquand interviewed by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer on mine modernisation. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer. Small-scale mining has big future but requires formalisation, planning http://www.miningweekly.com/article/small-scale-mining-has-big-future-but-requires-formalisation-planning-2017-11-29 Mia Breytenbach SMALL-SCALE MINING Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:21:00 +0200 472594 1511968612 1511965260 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000695325_resized_illegalgoldmining1022reuters.jpg 511 287 Ventilation and cooling in mines often work against nature http://www.miningweekly.com/article/ventilation-and-cooling-in-mines-often-work-against-nature-2017-11-24 Simone Liedtke Health & Safety Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 470583 1511247644 1511474400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000690968_resized_ydwatercooledchiller102017johnsoncontrols1022.jpg YD CENTRIFUGAL CHILLER The chiller ranges in capacity from 5 300 kW to 21 100 kW 511 287 Increasing demand for variable-speed drives http://www.miningweekly.com/article/increasing-demand-for-variable-speed-drives-2017-11-24 Simone Liedtke Health & Safety Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 470340 1511247644 1511474400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000690563_resized_ltpbecohvacdrive112017seweurodrive1022.jpg DISTINGUISHED DRIVE The purpose-built LTP-B Eco HVAC drive can be set for different parameters such as fan or pump control 511 287 Lower-than-guidance 2018 output expected at South Deep http://www.miningweekly.com/article/south-deep-catching-up-on-production-targets-after-challenging-first-quarter-2017-11-24 Dylan Slater GOLD Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471163 1511247645 1511474400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Canadian federal agency rejects NGO complaint regarding KSM project permitting process http://www.miningweekly.com/article/canadian-federal-agency-rejects-ngo-complaint-regarding-ksm-project-permitting-process-2017-11-21 Henry Lazenby ENVIRONMENTALISM Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:28:00 +0200 471841 1511336833 1511292480 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000693735_resized_seabridgegoldksm2.jpg KSM, in north-western British Columbia 511 311 Union urges Canadian government to stand up for Mexican mineworkers’ rights http://www.miningweekly.com/article/union-urges-canadian-government-to-stand-up-for-mexican-mineworkers-rights-2017-11-21 Anine Kilian HEALH & SAFETY Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:21:00 +0200 471763 1511256257 1511256060 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 Zambian mining sector edging closer to ‘zero harm’ http://www.miningweekly.com/article/almost-free-of-fatalities-2017-11-17 Nadine James Health & Safety Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 470641 1510643482 1510869600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000691080_resized_kansanshimine0220141022.jpg KANSANSHI MINE A woman truck driver from Kansanshi mine sustained fatal injuries when the heavy-duty truck she was driving collided with another truck in the sole fatality in Zambia’s mining industry so far, this year 511 287 Lily mine remains in limbo, parties need to get together – Solidarity http://www.miningweekly.com/article/lily-mine-remains-in-limbo-parties-need-to-get-together-solidarity-2017-11-15 Natasha Odendaal LABOUR Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:36:00 +0200 471222 1510750066 1510749360 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Digitalised in-house communications to benefit African mines http://www.miningweekly.com/article/digitalised-in-house-communications-beneficial-for-african-mines-2017-11-10 Robyn Wilkinson Health & Safety Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468611 1510037545 1510264800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000686812_resized_gyskapperswyztalk1020171022.jpg GYSBERT KAPPERS There is a strong focus on employees, communities and investing in technology that contributes towards empowerment, inclusivity and sustainability in mining operations 511 287