Roger Baxter the CEO of the Minerals Council South Africa highlights how the mining industry can adopt principals to achieve ZERO HARM.
The 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 time.
Although the goal of zero harm has not yet been achieved, it remains the standard that mining companies continue to strive towards.