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Pensation Of Occupational Asthma In South African Gold Mines

Workers in South Africas gold mining industry have among the highest incidences of tuberculosis in the world of between 3000 and 7000 cases per 100000 population per year compared with 981 per 100000 population in South Africa overall and a global incidence of

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  • 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 Africas gold mining industry which employs over 150 000 miners8 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

  • South Africa Silicosis the Shifting Sands of

    The gold mining industry is trying to move sick miners from the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act COIDA The Department

  • Handarm vibration syndrome in South African gold miners

    Rock drills have been used in South African goldmines since 1907 and are associated with high vibration magnitudes averaging between 24 and 31 ms 2 67 These levels are five to six times higher than the European Union exposure limit value of 5 ms 2 and 15 min of exposure per day would therefore exceed the recommended daily exposure

  • Gold mining industrys effects on health of mineworkers

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

  • Gold miner silicosis litigation re So Africa Business

    South African Gold Producers Reach LungDisease Settlement Author Felix Njini Jef Feeley Bloomberg USA Anglo American Plc Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd and other mining companies agreed to resolve a lawsuit filed by workers who said they contracted deadly lung diseases in South African gold mines in the countrys largest classaction settlement deal

  • South Africa Gold Miners Get Day in Court

    The case was heard before the High Court in Johannesburg from October 12 to 23 2015 where counsel argued that the 30 named South African gold mining companies that owned or operated 82 different gold mines from 1965 to the present knew of the dangers posed to

  • Gold mining industrys effects on health of mineworkers

    In most South African mines uranium is produced as a byproduct of gold mining which can expose workers to radiation levels higher than the yearly limit of 20 mSv a year Excessive constant noise from machines can cause hearing problems including deafness while working underground for long hours with insufficient light can harm vision

  • Occupational health hazards in the Sukari Gold Mine Egypt

    Oct 01 2018018332Sukari gold mine is located in the southeasterly region of the Eastern Desert of Egypt approximately 700 km from Cairo 25 km from the Red Sea coast and occupies an area of 160 km 2 as illustrated in Fig 1 Botros 2004 Helmy et al 2004SGM began its output in 2009 with production ramping up towards 500 koz 10 3 Ounces per annum by 2017

  • Health Risks of Gold Miners A Synoptic Review SpringerLink

    McGlashan ND and Harington JS 2000 Cancer in black gold miners 198089 and 199094 the Chamber of Mines of South Africas records of cancer South African Journal of

  • Coal miners in South Africa next London Mining Network

    May 04 2018018332Press release from South African Catholic Bishops Conference 4 May 2018 As the sick miners won a settlement against gold mining companies yesterday SACBC Justice and Peace Commission and Spoor Attorney have revealed that coal miners are the next on

  • South Africa gold miners silicosis lawsuit settlement

    Mar 11 2018018332South African gold producers will likely reach a settlement within six weeks in a lawsuit over a fatal lung disease that companies have set aside 5 billion rand 420 million in provisions for a

  • 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 mines

  • South African gold mines a TB factory activist claims

    Jun 10 2010018332The goldmining sector came under heavy criticism from clinicians exminers advocacy groups and the Minister of Health for the tuberculosis crisis it faces at the recent South African TB Conference held in Durban from 1 to 4 June 2010 If TBHIV is a snake in Southern Africa we know that its head is in South Africa in the mines We are exporting TB and HIV throughout the region