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Joburg s iconic mine dumps are a health risk say

Dec 14 2012 0183 32 South Africa was the first country to legislate the issue according to Malcolm J McPherson in The Hazardous Nature of Dusts The first legislation for mine dust appears to...

Occupational Health View Article

This study is based on the analysis of 37 206 occupational health records SAMODD of South African mine workers employed at various mines all over South 173 Africa between 2000 and 2003 The SAMODD database is the first nationally-owned and systematically organized database containing information on the occupational health and safety of South...

South Africa How Mine Dumps in South Africa Affect the

The prevalence of asthma among the children in communities located near mine dumps - between 10 and 13 - was consistent with other studies conducted in South Africa And among older people we...

Gold mining industry s effects on health of mineworkers

In most South African mines uranium is produced as a by-product of gold mining which can expose workers to radiation levels higher than the yearly limit of 20 mSv a year...

Statistics South Africa The South Africa I Know The

Mining manufacturing electricity capacity utilisation Hlabi Morudu Chief Director 012 310 8377 082 317 8531 hlabim statssagovza Nicolai Claassen Director 012 310 8007 076 759 0200 nicolaic statssagovza...

Counting the Cost Gold mining and Occupational Disease in

A History of Silicosis on the Witwatersrand Gold Mines 1910-1946 Rand Afrikaans University PhD thesis 1993 8 See Francis Wilson Labour in the South African Gold Mines 1911-1969 Cambridge University Press Cambridge 1972 9 Rina King Silicosis in South African gold mines a study of risk of disease for black...

41 DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES

gold mines since the beginning of the century Untold others have died from septicaemia and other diseases contracted as a result of accidental injury Many more have lost limbs or eyes or have been otherwise disabled The annual death toll from accidents on South African mines fluctuates around 800 The figure for i960 was close to 1 400...

Occupational lung disease in the South African mining

Johannesburg South Africa Corresponding author Abstract South African miners face an epidemic of occupational lung diseas Despite a plethora of research on the mining industry and the gold mining industry in particular research impact including disease surveillance on policy implementation and occupational health systems performance...

Dust Deposition Impacts at a Liquidated Gold Mine Village

Gold-mining waste has been estimated as accounting for 221 million tons or 47 of all mineral waste produced in South Africa making it the largest single source of waste and pollution There are approximately 270 tailings storage facilities in the Witwatersrand Basin covering 400 km 2 in surface area which store this waste 6...

Asthma in goldminers

The age of onset of asthma and duration of occupational exposure were examined in the men with asthma RESULTS The study sample included 78 underground miners with asthma and 46 without asthma The men in the two groups were of similar age but those with asthma had worked underground for a longer period than the men without asthma...

How Mine Dumps In South Africa Affect The Health Of

How Mine Dumps In South Africa Affect The Health Of Communities Living Nearby Our research showed that exposure to mine dust or living close to a mine is a risk factor for asthma...

Silicosis at autopsy in platinum mine workers

Studies in South Africa have focussed on the gold and asbestos mining industries and to a lesser extent the coal mining industry Although it has been shown that platinum refinery workers have an increased risk of developing platinum salt sensitivity 8 9 associated with respiratory symptoms of asthma rhinitis and urticaria and...

Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African

The absence of reliable environmental dust measurements and incomplete work history records impedes occupational health research in South Africa because it is difficult to identify and/or validate...

Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African

Background Crystalline silica and asbestos are common minerals that occur throughout South Africa exposure to either causes respiratory disease Most studies on silicosis in South Africa have been cross-sectional and long-term trends have not been reported Although much research has been conducted on the health effects of silica dust and asbestos fibre in the gold-mining and asbestos-mining...

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in the South African mining industry METHODS Qualitative and quantitative data were collected from 64 interviews with mine management and labour repre-sentatives 14 focus groups with mine workers and 875 questionnaires completed by mine workers from three platinum two gold one coal one diamond and one manganese mine in South Africa...

Occupational Asthma Reference Variation in incidences of

Occupational Asthma Reference Kleinschmidt I Churchyard G Variation in incidences of tuberculosis in subgroups of South African gold miners Occup Environ Med 1997 54 636-641 Keywords epidemiology incidence tuberculosis TB gold miner miner mine South Africa Africa silicosis hiv Known Authors If you would like to become a known...

Dr Vanessa Ganesegerie Govender

6 Public Health Association of South Africa conference Johannesburg 17 May 2006 Poster presentation 7 Mines Ventilation Society of South Africa Annual General Meeting Westonaria 12 May 2006 Oral presentation 8 Driefontein Gold Mine a division of Gold Fields International Mining Services Pty Ltd Executive Committee 26 October 2005...

Counting the Cost Gold Mining and Occupational Disease in

Jan 22 2009 0183 32 A fter more than a century of commercial success gold mining in South Africa is a dying industryOver the past decade more than 250 000 jobs have been lost The corporate restructuring of the 1990s has left only four major players AngloGold AvGold Goldfields and RandGold...

Occupational Respiratory Diseases of Miners from Two Gold

Gold Mine is operated by the Gold Fields Ltd of South Africa The Obuasi Gold Mine is an open-pit and underground gold mine situated near Obuasi and is one of the top-9 largest gold mines on Earth...

Occupational Respiratory Diseases of Miners from Two Gold

Gold Mine is operated by the Gold Fields Ltd of South Africa The Obuasi Gold Mine is an open-pit and underground gold mine situated near Obuasi and is one of the top-9 largest gold mines on Earth 19 Gold mining began at the mine more than 112 years ago in 1897 when it was known originally as Ashati Mine 20...

compensation of occupational asthma in south african gold

compensation of occupational asthma in south african gold min Jan a total of more cases were reported by gold mines from cases to while platinum mines showed a decrease from seven cases to three cases two cases were reported by coal mines when compared to one case in occupational...

Mortality of Middle Aged White South African Gold Miners

among middle aged white South African miners most of whom were currently working on the goldmines in the East Rand Central Rand and West Rand gold mining regions of the Transvaal and 2 whether work in the gold mines contributed to the development...

Excess lung function decline in gold miners following

The question of whether and to what extent TB contributes to excessive lung function decline is particularly relevant to South Africa s gold mining industry which employs over 150 000 miners 8 with a reported TB incidence exceeding 4000 episodes per 100 000 miners per year9 Known TB risk factors among gold miners include silica dust exposure...

Occupational Health View Article

The disease was first diagnosed in the South African gold mines in 1914 33 and re-emerged in 2011 in a mine in Mpumalanga as a result of contaminated soil and untreated rotting wood where 17 confirmed and probable cases were identified 34 The environment is an undisputed source of infection among agricultural workers who are primarily...

BUILDING NEW KNOWLEDGE SUPPLEMENT Even if I were to

Occupational Health National Health Laboratory Service Johannesburg South Africa 4Department of Sociology University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa Context In the South African mining sector cardiorespiratory-specific autopsies are conducted under the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act ODMWA on deceased...

Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African

South African gold miners in the early 1900s not many years after gold-mining commenced Most studies since then have been cross-sectional with onlyone large cohort study being conducted on white miners long-term trends have not been reported Currently South Africa has one of the highest rates of silicosis in the world...

PDF Mortality in midle aged South African gold miners

Based on the occupational histories of a 30 sample of the cohort it was known that the vast majority were gold miners An estimated 93 had worked more than 85 of their mining service in gold min...

Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African

Jan 24 2013 0183 32 Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African mining industry Nelson G 1 Author information 1 Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics School of Public Health Faculty of Health Sciences University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa gillnelson witsacza...

Hazards identified and the need for health risk assessment

Although mining is a cornerstone of the South African economy it generates copious amounts of dust 1 The dusts may be toxic since they may also be contaminated with various toxic metalsFor this reason the prevalence and severity of occupational diseases in the mining industry depends on the ores mined the contaminants present and also on the levels and duration of exposure and...

Occupational lung diseases from old and novel exposures

Occupational exposure is an important global cause of respiratory disease Unlike many other non-communicable lung diseases the proximal causes of many occupational lung diseases are well understood and they should be amenable to control with use of established and effective approach Therefore the risks arising from exposure to silica and asbestos are well known as are the means of...

AN APPROACH TO HAZARDOUS BIOLOGICAL AGENTS IN THE

animal handlers and health care workers exposed to latex14 15 11 9 In the South African context there are various laws that deal with or have a bearing on HBA Table V 16 Table V Major South African laws relating to hazardous biological agents SCOPE ACT and specific Regulation Examples of HBA covered Occupational Health and Safety 1...