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Fall of ground safety incidents under the spotlight

The South African Chamber of Mines notes that joint industry efforts have focused on most intensively on fall of ground safety incidents over the past several years.
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Energy 2020 vision: the near future of mining

Driverless technology, deep-sea excavations and mining expeditions on the moon were once just the ideas of sci-fi movies. Today, they’re realities or just around...

Atlas Copco new Diamec Smart series increases safety in underground drilling

Atlas Copco has introduced core drilling rigs that eliminate many of the hazardous operations for mines involved in underground core drilling. The risk of handling...

Steel wire mesh tunnel support by Geobrugg ensures safety

Codelco, the operator of the largest century-old underground copper mine El Teniente in Chile, commissioned Swiss safety net and mesh net company Geobrugg  to provide...

Wireless ‘shaft to shaft’ connectivity promotes safer mines

When it comes to safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) the South African mining industry has a less than favourable image. However, this bad...

It is incumbent on all stakeholders to prevent deaths on South...

In May 1995 I was the chief safety officer when a massive tragedy occurred at Shaft No. 2 at the Vaal Reefs gold mine....

Mineral resources minister urges mines to tighten up safety

New Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has urged mines to place greater emphasis on matters of health and safety following a mine fatality this week. The...

MSA Africa launches life-saving self-contained breathing apparatus

The top-of-the-line G1 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), which has been proven to exceed international quality and safety standards, was officially launched by MSA Africa...

Lock-out systems prevent hazardous injuries and fatalities

At any given time in South Africa, three million workers are exposed to the hazards posed by volatile energies such as gas, fluids or...

Johnson Crane Hire awarded ISO 9001 quality management standard

The recent ISO 9001 accreditation of Johnson Crane Hire underpins the company’s commitment to its safety, health, environmental and quality (SHEQ) policies. Not only...

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