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Deonie Botha

Deonie is responsible for Innovation as well as Research and Development at NOSA.
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Sustaining zero harm in a mechanised mining environment

Posted by Deonie Botha on Dec 12, 2016 9:39:46 AM


Prior to 2016, substantial improvements have been made in terms of achieving zero harm in the mining industry in South Africa. The Chamber of Mines (in 2016), indicated that “the mining industry has made significant progress over the past two decades to improve safety and occupational health in the mining sector, with an 87% reduction in the number of fatalities between 1993 and 2015. Unfortunately, the Chamber of Mines’ 2016 statistics show a 14% increase in fatalities.

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Topics: Risk management, Mining, Modernised

Innovative mining technologies and the effect of man-machine interaction on OHS

Posted by Deonie Botha on Oct 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

In 2014, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) published a foresight report on new and emerging occupational safety and health (OSH) risks and challenges. In this foresight report, the EU-OSHA identified five new and emerging risks and challenges that would drive change in the field of occupational safety and health.

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Topics: Insider

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