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South Africa could do more for miners says ILO mining

Aug 24 2012South Africa could do more for miners says ILO mining specialist Hahn said that miners such as the ones from Marikana - an area with both opencast and underground operations - were often exposed to a variety of safety hazards falling rocks exposure to dust intensive noise fumes and high temperatures among others Get price

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Mining health safety

Mar 29 2019The mining industry has a reputation for being a risky business with health risks that are varied and often quite serious and it is important for miners to protect themselves accordingly Nevertheless mining doesn't have to be unsafe With the introduction of strict safety legislation and protocol as well as advances in safety equipment the industry has seen its fatality rate drop over Get price

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Management of occupational noise induced hearing loss in

Hearing loss Mining industry occupational noise South Africa Background The audiology profession in South Africa (SA) is less than 100 years old with only six of the country's 26 uni-versities offering the training The training of professional audiologists in SA has its origins at the University of the Witwatersrand1) The first programme Get price

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Noise and age

United States of America (USA) data estimated that the industry with the highest proportion of workers exposed to hazardous noise was mining with an estimated 85% of all the production workers and laborers exposed to noise levels at or above 85 dB A (TWA) (Nelson et al 2005a) In South Africa mining is the country ' s largest industry employ-Get price

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What are the major industries of South Africa?

South Africa has many industries this pie graph below gives one a good indication For more information look at this South Africa's economy key sectors | Brand South Africa Manufacturing seems to contribute the largest Note that manufacturing sGet price

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Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss in the Mining

How to cite Moroe N Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss in the Mining Sector in South Africa How Are Mineworkers Trained—Perspective from Occupational Health Personnels Preprints 2018 2018100422 (doi 10 20944/preprints201810 0422 v1) Moroe N Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss in the Mining Sector in South Africa How Are Mineworkers Trainedmdash Perspective from Get price

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Human vibration levels in the South African mining industry

Human vibration levels in the South African mining industry As the human body is in fact a mechanical system that can be represented by a combination of springs masses and dampers it is obvious that certain resonant frequencies exist where one would experience more severe motion due to a specific level of excitation Get price

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Mining Safety

Noise-induced hearing loss protection and Mining Safety It is not traumatic and often goes unnoticed when it first occurs Noise-induced hearing loss accumulates over time its effects realized long after the damage has been done NIHL is permanent and irreversible With proper education motivation and protection however it is also preventable Get price

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Kolomela Iron Ore Mine Northern Cape

Kolomela Mine is situated near Postmasburg town in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa Mining operation at Kolomela started in late 2011 A stacker-reclaimer is used at Kolomela to blend different grades of processed ore before shipment Kolomela produced 10 8mt of Get price

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NOISE INDUCED HEARING LOSS IN A PAPER MILL IN KZN

and to describe the noise-induced hearing loss by severity type of work and area of work and duration of service The cross-sectional study included 466 workers employed in a pulp and paper mill in KwaZulu Natal (KZN) South Africa It involved the assessment of 932 individual audiograms to diagnose noise-induced hearing loss and theGet price

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Introduction

The conference is jointly organised by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa (AMMSA) and the South African Colliery Managers Assocation (SACMA) with valued input from the Department of Mineral Resources Chamber of Mines the Mine Health and Safety Council the National Union of Mineworkers Solidarity and UASA The Union Get price

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Ya Batho

Having worked on mines in South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe Ghana Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo we have been asked to advise on many different problems and solutions We know and believe we understand what is needed underground in a mine to successfully communicate and get real-time information to surface Get price

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Prevalence of noise induced hearing loss among employees

A total of 169 workers from 19 to 63 years of age were seen on site at Mine Clinic had both ears tested for noise induced hearing loss Sixty two (36 7%) workers had noise induced hearing loss This was classified as mild in 41 (66 1%) moderate in 17 (27 4%) and severe in 4 (6 5%) of the affected workers Get price

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noise in mining industry in south africa

noise in mining industry in south africa Profiles of noise exposure levels in South African Mining and Safety Council of South Africa meet its milestones for mining industry noise-induced hearing loss * Centre for Mining Innovation Council for ScientificGet price

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Occupational health and safety challenges reported by

Mines Convention C176 of (1995) was rati fi ed by South Africa on the 9th of June 2009 which recognises the desirability to prevent any fatalities injuries or ill health affecting workers or members of the public or damage to the environment arising from mining operations 5 In South Africa Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA) Get price

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Regulation Gazette No 7590

"noise-rating limit" means the value of the 8-hour rating level 85 A at and above which hearing impairment is likely to result "SABS 083" means the Code of Practice for the Measurement and Assessment of Occupational Noise for Hearing Conservation Purposes SABS 083 published by the SouthGet price

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1 1 PHASES OF A MINING PROJECT

Open-pit mining is a type of strip mining in which the ore deposit extends very deep in the ground necessitating the removal of layer upon layer of overburden and ore In many cases logging of trees and clear-cutting or burning of vegetation above the ore deposit may precede removal of the overburden Get price

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What Is The Environmental Impact Of The Mining Industry

Apr 25 2017Mining is the extraction of minerals and other geological materials of economic value from deposits on the earth Mining has the potential to have severely adverse effects on the environment including loss of biodiversity erosion contamination of surface water ground water and soil The formation of sinkholes is also possible Get price

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Conservation in 8 Primary

noise exposure levels and NIHL in the primary Iron and Steel in South Africa • Iron and Steel industry in one of the largest employers in SA with approximately 55 000 employees • South Africa stis the 21 largest crude steel producing in the world (7 6 m tonnes /year)Get price

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Research into occupational noise induced

The mining industry in South Africa remains one of the driving forces behind the development of the country's economy Currently mining in South Africa is reported as a significant contributor to the economy in that firstly it contributes an average of 20% to South Africa's GDP Get price

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Occupational Health

In South Africa and India many small-scale or informal mining industries have produced and sold the asbestos to the big mining companies thereby enabling the latter to avoid direct responsibility towards the miners for the dangerous working environments in the mines 49 50 52Get price

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Management of occupational noise induced hearing loss in

Methods In-depth qualitative telephone and face-to face interviews were conducted with seven occupational audiologists involved in the management of occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) in the South African mining sector Snowball sampling was utilized to recruit possible participants for this study Get price

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Environmental Laws and Legislation in South Africa

Mar 13 2013Moving with the times it evolved into a blog and still one of the most highly regarded and influential sources of environmental news serving both South Africa Africa and the World We also have a growing list of guest writers who contribute high quality articles to this site Get price

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ILLUMINATION AND NOISE SURVEY IN MINES

Noise survey is conducted in areas where noise exposure is likely to be hazardous Noise level refers to the level of sound A noise survey involves measuring noise level at selected locations throughout an entire mines or sections to identify noisy areas This is usually done with a sound level meter (SLM) Get price

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Rock Drills used in South African Mines a Comparative

of both vibration and noise exposure and is a possible direction for future development Introduction Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is not confined to the South African mining industry (Nelson et al 2005) It remains a problem in other countries and is a neglected area for published research in the English language (McBride 2004) Get price

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN AFRICA Edited by Benjamin Mapani and Bohdan Kribek COVER PHOTOGRAPH South Africa using remote-sensing of tree canopy spectral reflectance Wastes generated by the mining industry contain high concentrations of metals and metalloids which can beGet price

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ASSESSMENT OF NOISE LEVELS IN WORK AREAS AT THE

the Polokwane Platinum Smelter South Africa 65 Table 4 5 Noise levels and sources of noise for the Larox Filter Press and Storage Silo (Dry Concentrate Storage and Coal Storage Silo) of the Polokwane Platinum Smelter South Africa 68 Table 4 6 Noise levels and source of noise for the Process Laboratory of a Platinum Smelter in Polokwane South Get price

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Mining

The mineral industry of Africa includes the mining of various minerals it produces relatively little of the industrial metals copper lead and zinc but according to one estimate has as a percent of world reserves 40% of gold 60% of cobalt and 90% of the world's platinum group metals Get price

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Mining Minerals

Mining Minerals - Standards Publications SABS provides a range of standards covering the demands of the Mining Minerals industry from quality management systems to test methods for specific materials or parts These will help your organization to enhance customer satisfaction meet regulatory safety and reliability requirements and Get price

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Rock Drills used in South African Mines a Comparative

INTRODUCTION Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is not confined to the South African mining industry (Nelson et al 2005) It remains a problem in other countries and is a neglected area for published research in the English language (McBride 2004) Almost two decades ago NIHL in South African gold miners was reported in the medical literature (Hessel and Sluis-Cremer 1987) Get price

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Conservation in 8 Primary

noise exposure levels and NIHL in the primary Iron and Steel in South Africa • Iron and Steel industry in one of the largest employers in SA with approximately 55 000 employees • South Africa stis the 21 largest crude steel producing in the world (7 6 m tonnes /year)Get price

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