Mine Health and Safety Council The Road to ZERO HARM Presentation to SACEPA 30 January 2013 Sasol Club, Secunda “SH& E…….Leaving footprints…… in your heart” Navin Singh Acting CEO MHSC Contents – OHS Milestones – OHS Performance (National & Regional) – The MHSC – The Culture Transformation Framework – Other Initiatives of the MHSC – Conclusions 2 Health and Safety Yardstick Occupational Safety – Fatalities and Injuries – Milestones Industry Target: Zero rate of fatalities and injuries In the Gold Sector: By 2013, achieve safety performance levels equivalent to at least current international benchmarks for underground metalliferous mines In the Platinum, Coal and Other Sectors: By 2013, achieve constant and continuous improvement equivalent to at least current international benchmarks Occupational Health – Milestones Industry Target: Elimination of Silicosis Industry target: Elimination of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) By December 2008, 95% of all exposure measurement results will be below the occupational exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica of 0.1mg/m3 (these results are individual readings and not average results) After December 2013, using present diagnostic techniques, no new cases of silicosis will occur amongst previously unexposed individuals (Previously unexposed individuals = individuals unexposed prior to 2008, i.e. equivalent to a new person entering the industry in 2008) After December 2008, the hearing conservation programme implemented by the industry must ensure that there is no deterioration in hearing greater that 10% amongst occupationally exposed individuals By December 2013, the total noise emitted by all equipment installed in any workplace must not exceed a sound pressure level of 110dB(A) at any location in that workplace (includes individual pieces of equipment) Health and Safety Yardstick Occupational Safety – Fatalities and Injuries – Milestones Industry Target: Zero rate of fatalities and injuries Benchmark less than 1 fatality per 33 million hours worked by 2013 Occupational Health – Milestones Industry Target: Elimination of Silicosis Industry target: Elimination of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) No new cases of silicosis for new employees from 2008 Deterioration < 10% Noise from any & all equipment < 110 dB(A) Health and Safety Yardstick Occupational Safety Industry Target: Zero rate of fatalities and injuries Occupational Health Industry Target: Elimination of Silicosis Industry target: Elimination of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) ZERO HARM Our track record - Safety Fatalities per commodity 2010 vs 2012 (Jan to Aug) 90 80 1 Jan - 15 Aug 2010 70 1 Jan - 15 Aug 2011 1Jan - Aug 2012 NUMBER KILLED 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Total Gold Platinum COMMODITY Coal Other Projected Fatality rates Our track record - Safety No of Accidents in Mpumalanga Region over 5 years 250 Number of Accidents 200 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 150 100 50 0 FoG T&M Gen Modality Mach Safety vs. Health • Prior to 2003 milestones, focus was on safety • Respirable related deaths approx 80% Our track record - Health 10 Our track record – Health - DUST 11 Noise 12 Annual Medical Reporting 13 Conclusions on OHS performance • The performance in the sector has improved but the challenge to improve has increased. • “More of the same is not going to do the trick” - L. Zim” 2007 • “What is frustrating is the fact that all these accidents are 'repeat' in nature and by now we should have learned from previous cases” Minister Shabangu The road to ZERO HARM • Attaining ZERO HARM is a journey • Long • Windy • Very bumpy • SAMI has achieved major successes but the challenge is ever-constant. Paradigm Shift Required Mine Health and Safety Council MHSC Mandate • • • • • Advise the Minister on all occupational health and safety issues in the mining industry relating to legislation, research and promotion Review and develop legislation for recommendation to the Minister Promote health and safety in the mining industry Oversee research in relation to health and safety in the mining industry Liaise with other bodies concerned with health and safety issues 18 The Plan MHSC Overview Mine Health and Safety Council State Labour Employers Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) Mining Regulations Advisory Committee (MRAC) Legislation Regulations Guidelines Standards Mining Occupational Health Advisory Committee (MOHAC) Health Policy Health information Health regulations Research input Safety in Mines Research Advisory Committee (SIMRAC) Research needs Research programmes Mining Industry HIV/AIDS and TB Advisory Committee (MITHAC) HIV/AIDS and TB programmes Operational Execution and Implementation 20 MHSC Initiatives- OHS Summit Health and Safety Culture Learning industry • Implement culture transformation framework • Establish Centre of • Eliminate Silicosis Excellence for research, research implementation and • Eliminate NIHL capacity-building focusing on: • Eliminate falls of Ground • Improve OHS capacity • Improve tripartite relations Healthy and Safe Workplaces • Eliminate transport and • Ensure implementation • Reduce illiteracy in the mining machinery accidents sector of summit commitments • Increase scarce skills that are • Improve lifestyle of mine critical to OHS workers • Improve monitoring of occupation diseases • Integrate and simplify compensation system 21 MHSC Initiatives- OHS Summit Health and Safety Culture • Implement culture transformation framework • Over the years, MHSC focus has been to control workplace risks through technical aspects or the design of systems and controls. MHSC undertook the project Changing Minds, Changing Mines to develop a framework into making a revolutionary change towards attaining zero harm in the sector. 22 Developing the Framework • Over 3000 respondents • Range of • Commodities, • Mining methods • Provinces • Size of Mines • Stakeholders How important is OHS at your workplace? Respondents commented against 3 statements Q 26. Everyone works safely here Q 28. The people I work with take OHS seriously Q 14. OHS has priority even when busy • 76% agreed • 60% take OHS seriously • 82% of respondents said that OHS takes priority even when busy How important is OHS at your workplace? In the previous slide 30% take shortcuts • If 76% agreed that everyone works safely • 82% said that OHS takes priority even when busy • Why then do we have this situation that 30% of respondents said that taking shortcuts is common occurrence • OHS gets sidestepped 46% OHS sidestepped What are the issues at the workplace? Respondents commented against 3 statements Q 30. if someone hurt at work they are not blamed Q 32. if you make a mistake you are not blamed • 40% said they are • 43% are blamed for mistakes What are the issues at the workplace? On issues of respect against 2 questions Q 16. People are treated with respect? Q 45. Are you treated fairly? • 31% or ± 1000 said no to being treated fairly • 25% had issues on being treated with respect What are the issues at the workplace? Summary of the issues MHSC’s Culture Transformation Vision We, the Tripartite Stakeholders of the South African Mining Sector, see a future in which EVERY MINE EMPLOYEE SHALL RETURN HOME UNHARMED EVERY DAY. Mission Through the individual and collective efforts, each member of the South African Mining Sector, shall (led by the leaders and principals), adhere to the values of care and dignity towards respect for each other; not blaming but applying fair sanction through honesty, integrity and transparency, ensuring trust; equity and equality to attain ZERO HARM. Initiatives – Activities TRANSFORMING THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING INDUSTRY Initiatives – Activities TRANSFORMING THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING INDUSTRY MHSC’s Culture Transformation PILLAR INTENTION Bonus and Performance System Risk Management We will ensure that ZERO HARM is prioritised ahead of production Leadership Leaders will lead by example in walking the ZERO HARM talk Leading Practice We will take a common approach to identifying and facilitating the adoption of leading OHS practices and research outcomes Elimination of Discrimination There will be no racism, genderism and any forms of unfair discrimination We will seek to eliminate risks at their source and investigate root causes MHSC’s Culture Transformation For each pillar: 1. Minimum Standards • Clearly outlines the intent MHSC’s Culture Transformation For each pillar: 1. Minimum Standards • Clearly outlines the intent 2. Action Plan • Roles and Responsibilities • Timeframes MHSC’s Culture Transformation Performance against each pillar identified will be reported using a scoring system described as follows: PILLAR 1. Leadership 2. Risk Management 3. Elimination of discrimination 0 1 2 3 4 X X X 4. Bonuses and Performance Incentives 5. Leading Practices X X 0 = no system/programme in place that meets the min stds. 1 = a new system/programme or a révision of existing is PLANNED to meet the min stds. 2 = a new system/programme or a révision of existing is DEVELOPED to meet the min stds. 3 = a new system/programme or a révision of existing is IMPLEMENTED to meet the min stds. 4 = a new system/programme or a révision of existing is IMPLEMENTED MHSC’s Culture Transformation Performance against each pillar identified will be reported using a scoring system described as follows: PILLAR 1. Leadership 0 1 2 3 4 X 2. Risk Management 3. Elimination of discrimination SCORE 0 X 1 2 X 4. Bonuses and Performance Incentives X 5. Leading Practices Total score 3 X 4 10 Total score is the sum of each score of each pillar Mining Charter has allocation of 2 then, Final score is TOTAL SCORE/10 Attaining ZERO HARM Culture Transformation Framework was approved by the principals on the 18th of November 2011 MHSC Initiatives- HIV/AIDS & TB Summit • At the Summit in November 2011, the principals agreed to work to the three pillars on HIV/AIDS, TB and Silicosis in the mining sector • PREVENTION • TREATMENT, CARE AND SUPPORT • RESEARCH, MONITORING & SURVEILLANCE • In total there are 22 areas focus. 40 MHSC Initiatives- Centre of Excellence • The MHSC will fund the Centre of Excellence in line with an approved Business Plan for the Centre. • The MHSC will ensure that leadership of the Centre implement a strategic plan in a coordinated and comprehensive manner in line with the mandate of the MHSC and purpose of the Centre. • The MHSC will consider the Centre of Excellence as a provider of choice for research and capacity building as the Centre develops its own capacity to deliver. 41 MHSC Initiatives- Regional Tripartite Forums • Poor track record on dissemination • Poor track record on implementation • Mining Charter forces employers to focus on research • How does the MHSC initiatives reach the target audience? • How do issues on the ground reach the MHSC? 42 MHSC Initiatives- Regional Tripartite Forums • Regional Tripartite Forums provides ideal opportunity • MHSC supports the initiatives • Involvement at various regions was first step • Workshop on the 31st of January 2013 to develop framework • Recruitment of facilitators underway MHSC Initiatives- Research Programmes • Past OHS performance • Previous research . • External developments that impact on OHS are also • Stakeholders provide detailed inputs for new work • A needs analysis report based on the findings arising from above process • The MHSC provides final approval of the programme MHSC Initiatives- Research Programmes Research – the Vehicle to Change 2013 – Occupational Health & Safety Research Programme The Vehicle for the Road to Zero Harm “Directed, focussed OHS research” Attaining ZERO HARM Skills, capacity and training Each set is critically important to the reach the target… Zero Harm The right mind set…. 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