Mining Weekly | Health and safety https://www.miningweekly.com/page/health-and-safety Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:11:06 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 A-OSH Expo will showcase latest innovations and technology https://www.miningweekly.com/article/a-osh-expo-will-showcase-latest-innovations-and-technology-2019-05-17 Jessica Oosthuizen Health and safety Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 518393 1557817875 1558044000 99999999999 Mia Breytenbach 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000796182_resized_specialisedexhibitionsaoshexpo05191022.jpg PROTECTIVE WEAR A-OSH Expo will feature exhibitors that offer tailor-made products and services for the mining industry 511 287 Technological advancements improve health and safety https://www.miningweekly.com/article/technological-advancements-improve-health-and-safety-2019-05-17 Jessica Oosthuizen Health and safety Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 518534 1557817875 1558044000 99999999999 Mia Breytenbach 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000796443_resized_immersivetechnologiesworksitevrquest05191022.jpg VIRTUAL REALITY WorksiteVR Quest is a three-dimensional computer generated environment 511 287 Visual security can curb illegal mining https://www.miningweekly.com/article/visual-security-can-curb-illegal-mining-2019-05-17 Jessica Oosthuizen Health and safety Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 518565 1557817875 1558044000 99999999999 Mia Breytenbach 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000796486_resized_graphicimagetechnologiesflirsaroscamera05191022.jpg DUAL HEAD The Flir Saros camera was introduced to the international market in November last year 511 287 Murray & Roberts Cementation https://www.miningweekly.com/article/murray-roberts-cementation-2019-04-19 Creamer Media Reporter Health and safety Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 517100 1557824575 1558044000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000793466_resized_img79231022.jpg 511 287 I-CAT finalises dust management project in Guinea https://www.miningweekly.com/article/i-cat-finalises-dust-management-project-in-guinea-2019-05-17 Jessica Oosthuizen Health and safety Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 519643 1558077277 1558044000 99999999999 Mia Breytenbach 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000799012_resized_icatldsssystem05191022.jpg DEFEATING THE DUST I-CAT has completed 17 dust suppression projects in Africa in the past three months 511 287 Qualification verification key aspect in mining https://www.miningweekly.com/article/qualification-verification-key-aspect-in-mining-2019-05-17 Jessica Oosthuizen Health and safety Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 519849 1558077763 1558044000 99999999999 Mia Breytenbach 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000799523_resized_managedintegrityevaluatiojenniferbarkhuizen05191022.jpg JENNIFER BARKHUIZEN It is important for Managed Integrity Evaluation to understand its clients’ requirements and specifications to put together a complete solution for them 511 287 More efficient health and safety management in mining holds much promise https://www.miningweekly.com/article/more-efficient-health-and-safety-management-in-mining-holds-much-promise-2019-05-17 Jessica Oosthuizen Health and safety Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 518408 1558078533 1558044000 99999999999 Mia Breytenbach 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000796210_resized_gysbertkapperswyzetalk05191022.jpg GYSBERT KAPPERS Protecting workers is the right thing to do 511 287 Mining tripartite stakeholders recommit to zero harm https://www.miningweekly.com/article/mining-tripartite-stakeholders-recommit-to-zero-harm-2018-11-15 Khutso Maphatsoe Health and safety Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 504786 1543237357 1543528800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Safety initiatives, innovative machinery achieve zero harm https://www.miningweekly.com/article/safety-initiatives-and-innovative-machinery-help-rosond-achieve-zero-harm-2018-11-14 Khutso Maphatsoe Health and safety Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 504749 1543237357 1543528800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Innovative training the next step to improving safety https://www.miningweekly.com/article/innovative-training-the-next-step-to-improving-safety-2018-11-15 Khutso Maphatsoe Health and safety Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 504824 1543237357 1543528800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Refinery implements proactive approach towards safety https://www.miningweekly.com/article/refinery-implements-proactive-approach-towards-safety-2018-11-16 Khutso Maphatsoe Health and safety Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 505010 1543237357 1543528800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Safety assured for Vertical Drop delivery system https://www.miningweekly.com/article/safety-assured-for-vertical-drop-delivery-system-2018-11-14 Khutso Maphatsoe Health and safety Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 504743 1543237357 1543528800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Widespread cable theft requires intervention https://www.miningweekly.com/article/widespread-cable-theft-requires-intervention-2018-05-18 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and safety Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 485641 1526307389 1526594400 99999999999 Mia Breytenbach 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000723842_resized_bandingidultralokclampingsystem0420181022.jpg CLAMPING DOWN The UL4000-C Ultra-Lok clamping system can reduce cable theft at mining operations by significantly increasing the time needed to remove a clamp and increasing the theft risk factor 511 287 Comprehensive package facilitates fugitive dust management https://www.miningweekly.com/article/comprehensive-package-facilitates-fugitive-dust-management-2018-05-18 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and safety Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 485418 1526307389 1526594400 99999999999 Mia Breytenbach 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000723854_resized_blastingatplatinumminenorthwestprovince1022.jpg DUST ISSUES Fugitive dust emissions are inherently part of the mining industry, owing to the nature of mining activities such as blasting and minerals processing activities 511 287 Optic fibre system ideal for essential fire prevention https://www.miningweekly.com/article/optic-fibre-system-ideal-for-essential-fire-prevention-2018-05-18 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and safety Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 485602 1526307389 1526594400 99999999999 Mia Breytenbach 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000723751_resized_aspfiremachineoperatorsandfiredetection0420181022.jpg PREEMPTIVE STRIKE It is important that mining houses have fire detection and prevention systems in place to prevent lost production time and lost assets 511 287 Holistic approach championed for mine vehicle safety https://www.miningweekly.com/article/holistic-approach-championed-for-mine-vehicle-safety-2018-05-18 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and safety Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 485436 1526995648 1526594400 99999999999 Mia Breytenbach 0 0 Chairlift system to augment safety at Orkney mine https://www.miningweekly.com/article/chairlift-system-to-augment-safety-at-orkney-mine-2017-12-01 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and safety Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471214 1511853918 1512079200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 Aiming to improve emergency preparedness https://www.miningweekly.com/article/aiming-to-improve-emergency-preparedness-procedure-in-coal-sector-2017-12-01 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and safety Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471218 1511853918 1512079200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://www.miningweekly.com/article/alcohol-abuse-long-standing-issue-drug-abuse-growing-2017-12-01 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and safety Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471345 1511853917 1512079200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 Time to get PDS-ready is now https://www.miningweekly.com/article/time-to-get-pds-ready-is-now-2017-05-19 Simone Liedtke Health and safety Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450941 1494853184 1495144800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000645807_resized_proximitydetectionsystempds042017booycoelectronics1022.jpg PROXIMITY DETECTION SYSTEMS The Booyco PDS warns when pedestrians enter the area around a machine 511 287 New multigas detector sets benchmark – supplier https://www.miningweekly.com/article/new-multigas-detector-sets-benchmark-supplier-2017-05-19 Simone Liedtke Health and safety Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451121 1494853184 1495144800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000646237_resized_fourgasmonitorwithxcellsensors042017msaafrica1022.jpg ALTAIR CONNECT The MSA Altair Connect application can immediately send alarm notifications to other users using text messages 511 287 Legislation plays ‘big role’ in uptake of healthcare services https://www.miningweekly.com/article/legislation-plays-big-role-in-uptake-of-healthcare-services-2017-05-19 Simone Liedtke Health and safety Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451152 1494923349 1495144800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000646586_resized_0308be.jpg 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/68795_2017-05-05_sos_-_lio-hd_web.mp438869153 International SOS medical director Dr Charl van Loggerenberg speaks about 'Duty of Care' and the company's services and products. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva International SOS medical director Dr Charl van Loggerenberg speaks about 'Duty of Care' and the company's services and products. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva Strong stance on employee safety required – miner https://www.miningweekly.com/article/strong-stance-on-employee-safety-required-miner-2017-05-19 Simone Liedtke Health and safety Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452803 1495175290 1495144800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000650243_resized_impalarustenburg10608duane1022.jpg TOP PRIORITY Safety needs to be respected and prioritised above all other tasks 511 287 Alcohol testing, education longterm solution to abuse https://www.miningweekly.com/article/testing-and-education-long-term-solution-to-alcohol-abuse-2017-05-19 Simone Liedtke Health and safety Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451123 1498223421 1495144800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000646159_resized_onsitetesting042017alcosafe1022.jpg EFFECTIVE TESTING Testing needs to be carried out every single day as part of the mine’s standard health and safety policy to be effective 511 287 Platinum miner advancing safety initiatives https://www.miningweekly.com/article/platinum-miner-advancing-safety-initiatives-2016-11-24 Nadine James Health and safety Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200 436657 1480946032 1481234400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000609736_resized_implatstworivers10101022.jpg SAFE AS HOUSES Impala Platinum’s safety strategy entrenches the belief that mining can be conducted without causing injury and harm 511 287 Gold miner intends to do away with diesel https://www.miningweekly.com/article/gold-miner-intends-to-do-away-with-diesel-to-improve-health-2016-12-02 Nadine James Health and safety Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200 436495 1480946032 1481234400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000609513_resized_sandvikundergroundelectricloadandhaultruck11161022.jpg BATTERY OPERATED Goldcorp will introduce an electrical underground mobile fleet at the Borden gold mine to improve health and reduce its environmental footprint 511 287 Tackling increased alcohol consumption during festive season https://www.miningweekly.com/article/dealing-with-employees-alcohol-consumption-increases-during-festive-season-2016-12-02 Nadine James Health and safety Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200 436626 1480946032 1481234400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000609656_resized_rhysevansalcosafe11161022.jpeg RHYS EVANS At mining companies the number of people that report to work under the influence of alcohol over December increases to between 200 and 300 people a day 511 287 New automatic system safeguards equipment https://www.miningweekly.com/article/automatic-fire-detection-and-protection-system-safeguards-equipment-2016-12-09 Nadine James SAFETY Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200 436586 1481011377 1481234400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000609525_resized_iprotect5kgcylinder11161022.jpg DOUSING AGENT The cylinder is filled with a nonconductive extinguishing agent called CLEAVOS 1230 511 287 Innovation yields double-digit growth https://www.miningweekly.com/article/innovation-yields-growth-2016-05-13 Victor Moolman Health and safety Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 410232 1462866786 1463090400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000542218_resized_healthsafetywitsgreathallduane1022.jpeg ENHANCING EDUCATION Bramhope is working with the University of Johannesburg to supply students with relevant and practical curricula, as well as practical experience 511 287 Constant power supply crucial to mine safety https://www.miningweekly.com/article/constant-power-supply-crucial-to-mine-safety-2016-05-13 Victor Moolman Health and safety Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 410211 1462866786 1463090400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000542131_resized_healthsafetywesizwebakubungplatinummineduane.jpeg MINING POWER SUPPLY A power failure at an underground mine could lead to mineworkers becoming stranded 511 287 Check employee health, avoid implications https://www.miningweekly.com/article/check-employee-health-avoid-ramifications-2016-05-13 Victor Moolman Health and safety Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 410123 1462866786 1463090400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000542004_resized_rubbersafetybootsgaragoldminemalioctober20131022.jpg HEALTH MATTERS Having mineworkers’ health checked on site could save employers and employees time and money 511 287