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The top 10 South African mining risks according to ...

2016-4-18  The top risks identified through the survey were risks that most mining executives in South Africa and, in many parts of Africa, have been struggling with over

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Modelling of Radiological Health Risks from Gold Mine ...

2016-6-7  and Public Health Article Modelling of Radiological Health Risks from Gold Mine Tailings in Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment Area, South Africa Manny Mathuthu 1, Caspah Kamunda 1,* and Morgan Madhuku 2 1 Center for Applied Radiation Science and Technology, North West University (Mafikeng), P.Bag X2046, Mmabatho 2735, South Africa; Manny.Mathuthu ...

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Mining Health and Safety in South Africa The African ...

In April 2009 The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) began their campaign to address the issue of T.B. in gold miners at the Fourth South African AIDS Conference. Current concerns – Acid Mine Drainage (A.M.D) One hundred years of mining has of course impacted upon the subterranean environmental structure of South Africa.

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The top risks facing the South African mining industry

2017-11-21  Although risks have remained relatively consistent, PwC South Africa’s Mine Report 2017 highlights the importance of risk identification and the management thereof. Identification of risks

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Health Risks of Gold Miners: A Synoptic Review

These problems are briefly documented in gold miners from Australia, North America, South America, and Africa. In general, HIV infection or excessive alcohol and tobacco consumption tended to exacerbate existing health problems. Miners who used elemental mercury to amalgamate and extract gold were heavily contaminated with mercury.

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Modelling of Radiological Health Risks from Gold

Mining is one of the major causes of elevation of naturally-occurring radionuclide material (NORM) concentrations on the Earth's surface. The aim of this study was to evaluate the human risk associated with exposure to NORMs in soils from mine tailings around a gold mine. A broad-energy germanium de

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2020 mining risk survey report - KPMG South Africa

2 天前  The survey shows a decrease in risks relating to community relations and a social license to operate. In South Africa, this marginal downward trend is debatable. This is due to the high unemployment rate and the focus on the requirements from Mining

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Hazards identified and the need for health risk

2015-11-26  The South African government is committed to controlling the hazards of mining. However, there are a number of issues concerning management of the hazards and risks in South African mines. Health and safety in mines in South Africa is regulated by the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996 and the Mine Health and Safety Act regulations.

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The Role of Illumination in Reducing Risk to Health and ...

2021-1-22  guidance produced for the coal sector to embrace the needs of gold and platinum mines. COL 451 produced general guidance and recommendations for a wide range of underground coal mining locations and activities, to assist mine operators in improving standards for illumination and visibility and, hence, worker health and safety.

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Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human

2 天前  Common health threats posed by coal mining: Pneumoconiosis, aka black lung disease or CWP, is caused when miners breathe in coal dust and carbon, which harden the lungs. Estimates show that 1,200 people in the US still die from black lung disease

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Modelling of Radiological Health Risks from Gold Mine ...

2016-6-7  and Public Health Article Modelling of Radiological Health Risks from Gold Mine Tailings in Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment Area, South Africa Manny Mathuthu 1, Caspah Kamunda 1,* and Morgan Madhuku 2 1 Center for Applied Radiation Science and Technology, North West University (Mafikeng), P.Bag X2046, Mmabatho 2735, South Africa; Manny.Mathuthu ...

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Ecological and human health risks associated with ...

2017-2-21  Gold mining is a major source of metal and metalloid emissions into the environment. Studies were carried out in Krugersdorp, South Africa, to evaluate the ecological and human health risks associated with exposure to metals and metalloids in mine tailings contaminated soils. Concentrations of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn ...

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Ecological and human health risks associated with ...

Gold mining is a major source of metal and metalloid emissions into the environment. Stud-ies were carried out in Krugersdorp, South Africa, to evaluate the ecological and human health risks associated with exposure to metals and metalloids in mine tailings contaminated soils.

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[PDF] Ecological and human health risks associated

Gold mining is a major source of metal and metalloid emissions into the environment. Studies were carried out in Krugersdorp, South Africa, to evaluate the ecological and human health risks associated with exposure to metals and metalloids in mine tailings contaminated soils. Concentrations of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn ...

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

2014-10-8  thousands of sites in Africa contaminated by mining and associated mine dumps such as tailings and slag material. On the other hand, the number of studies focused on the impacts of mining and mineral processing on the environment and human health in Africa have increased significantly during the last decade. However,

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Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human

2 天前  Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health Impacts of strip mining: Strip mining destroys landscapes, forests and wildlife habitats at the site of the mine when trees, plants, and topsoil are cleared from the mining area. This in turn leads to soil erosion and destruction of agricultural land.

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The Role of Illumination in Reducing Risk to Health and ...

2021-1-22  guidance produced for the coal sector to embrace the needs of gold and platinum mines. COL 451 produced general guidance and recommendations for a wide range of underground coal mining locations and activities, to assist mine operators in improving standards for illumination and visibility and, hence, worker health and safety.

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Identifying human health risks from precious metal

2021-1-3  Water pollution results in more than two million human deaths every year, with a disproportionate amount of mortality occurring in developing countries. Tracing how and where water-borne pollutants enter the human body during everyday practices, and estimating the potential risks of these interactions, is critical to effective mitigation or adaptive practices to reduce health impacts.

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Gold Mining in South Africa Africa Mining IQ

2021-2-3  Today, South Africa produces only 4.2% of the world’s gold. In South Africa, mining for gold typically involves methods like panning, sluicing, dredging, hard rock mining and by-product mining. The most effective method used is hard rock mining, since reserves are typically encased in deep underground rock.

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Mining and metals business risks report 2021

2020-10-16  Global mining executives rank license to operate (LTO), high- impact risks, productivity and rising costs as the top three risks facing their business over the next 12 months, according to the Global mining and metals Top 10 Business Risks and Opportunities - 2021. The survey of more than 250 global mining executives’ shortlists the biggest ...

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Ecological and human health risks associated with ...

2017-2-21  Gold mining is a major source of metal and metalloid emissions into the environment. Studies were carried out in Krugersdorp, South Africa, to evaluate the ecological and human health risks associated with exposure to metals and metalloids in mine tailings contaminated soils. Concentrations of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn ...

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

2014-10-8  thousands of sites in Africa contaminated by mining and associated mine dumps such as tailings and slag material. On the other hand, the number of studies focused on the impacts of mining and mineral processing on the environment and human health in Africa have increased significantly during the last decade. However,

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Hazards identified and the need for health risk

2015-11-26  The South African government is committed to controlling the hazards of mining. However, there are a number of issues concerning management of the hazards and risks in South African mines. Health and safety in mines in South Africa is regulated by the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996 and the Mine Health and Safety Act regulations.

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Health and environmental impacts of gold and platinum ...

2014-9-9  Platinum mining in South Africa Platinum mining in SA is comparatively recent, supply increasing from 1.76 million ounces (50 tons) in 1975 to a peak of 4.86 million ounces (138 tons) in 2011. Value of 2012 output, about R56billion. SA currently produces about 75% of world production

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Safety and Health in Mining: Part 1 - ICOH SC MinOSH

2017-9-19  Safety and Health in Mining: Part 1 S afety and health in mining is a position paper summarising key occupational safety and health risks in mining and their prevention. The paper is a joint effort by the members of the Scientific Committee on Mining Occupational Safety and Health (SC MinOSH) of the International Commission on Occupational

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Health Effects Of Mining - TheWorldCounts

Every year, 1.8 million years of ill-health, disability or early death can be attributed to the global burden of disease from mercury poisoning in artisanal small-scale gold mining That’s over 650 million days or 15 billion hours of healthy human life lost though small-scale gold mining make up only a tiny fraction of the global mining industry.

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Safety and health - Mining for schools

2021-5-22  The South African diamond mining industry wants employees to be safe and healthy. In addition to minimising safety and health risks in the workplace, the industry helps employees to lead healthy lifestyles. Safety strategies include continual hazard identification, the assessment of risks and making safety awareness part of the workplace culture.

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Mining and metals business risks report 2021

2020-10-16  Global mining executives rank license to operate (LTO), high- impact risks, productivity and rising costs as the top three risks facing their business over the next 12 months, according to the Global mining and metals Top 10 Business Risks and Opportunities - 2021. The survey of more than 250 global mining executives’ shortlists the biggest ...

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Community perceptions on the health risks of acid

2018-4-26  The cost of gold: Environmental, health, and human rights consequences of Gold Mining in South Africa’s West and Central Rand. Cambridge: Harvard College. Google Scholar Hedin, L. T., Ranangen, H. (2017). Community involvement and development in Swedish mining. The Extractive Industries and Society,320, 1–10.

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Joburg's iconic mine dumps are a health risk, say ...

2012-12-14  Joburg’s iconic mine dumps are a health risk, say activists. Mandi Smallhorne. 14 Dec 2012. Pale mine dust coats the soil in Snake Park. A slightly

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