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Mining industry recommits to health and safety as well as to urgently focus on actions to address the loss of life of mine employees

25 November 2021

Stakeholders who attended MineSafe 2021 on 25 November have re-committed themselves to working towards the elimination of fatalities, injuries, and occupational diseases on South Africa’s mines in pursuit of Zero Harm to ensurethat each employee returns from work unharmed every day.

To achieve a step change towards transforming health and safety in the mining sector, stakeholders from the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, the Minerals Council South Africa, organised labour, suppliers’ organisations, professional associations, the Mine Health and Safety Council and Mining Qualifications Authority have committed to taking full accountability in addressing the challenges besetting the mining sector.

Work is already underway to address falls of ground and transport-related accidents which are the leading sources of fatalities.

At the MineSafe 2021 Conference, stakeholders accepted responsibility to assist in ensuring individual and group commitments to improve health and safety performances. The commitments agreed to at the MineSafe 2021 Conference would complement and help the mining industry to achieve the 2014 Summit Ten-Year Milestones.


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