Mine Safe Presentation 2014 for MHSC

Report
Mine Health and Safety Council
The Driving Force towards ZERO HARM
August 2014
Mine Safe Conference , Emperors Palace , Gauteng, South Africa
Contents
– Background
– Mining industry milestones and targets
– The Road to Zero Harm
– MHSC Mandate
– Conclusions
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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
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
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.
MHSC Mandate
•
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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
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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
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2012 OHS Summit Initiatives - Progress
Health and Safety
Culture
MHSC undertook the project
• Implement culture
transformation
framework
Changing Minds,
Changing Mines
• Improve tripartite
relations
• Ensure implementation
of summit commitments
to develop a
framework into making a
revolutionary change towards
attaining zero harm in the
sector.
EVERY MINE EMPLOYEE SHALL RETURN HOME
UNHARMED EVERY DAY.
•
November 2011, launch of Culture
Transformation Framework with 11 pillars
•
Each focussing on various aspects that would
improve the attitude and approach to OHS
in the sector.
•
5 of the pillars were prioritised
Initiatives –
Activities
TRANSFORMING
THE SOUTH
AFRICAN
MINING
INDUSTRY
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2011 HIV/AIDS & TB initiatives
• 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.
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MHSC Research Priorities and Process
Total Fatalities per Classification
Total Fatalities per Classification
• Analysis of OHS performance
EXP
2%
Step 1
EXP
2%
• Review of previously conducted research
GEN
14%
GEN
14%
MISC
3%
EL
3%
FF
7%
RB
8%
MAC
7%
Step 2
Step 3
• Latest Developments in OHS (national and
international)
• Development of Key Focus Area
Step 5
• Project Execution
Step 6
• Transfer of Research Outcomes
Step 7
M ISC
3%
FOG
38%
M AC
7%
EL
3%
FF
7%
RB
8%
TMM
18%
FOG
38%
TM M
18%
2013-14 Legislative regulations
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Refuge Bays Regulations;
Rail bound legislation;
Electrical regulations;
Trackless Mobile Equipment;
Guidelines for Mine workers Incapacity due to Ill Health;
Guidance Note on TB in the SAMI;
Guidance Note of Practice for Risk based Emergency Care
on a Mine;
 Guidelines on Mandatory Code of Practice on Roles, and
Responsibilities of Occupational Health Practitioners and etc.
Attaining ZERO HARM
Skills,
capacity
and
training
Each set is critically important to the
reach the target…
Zero
Harm
The right mind set….
Doing the right things….
With the right support….
Health and
Safety
Culture
Relevant
knowledge
and
information
Thank you
Mine Health and Safety Council
www.mhsc.org.za
[email protected]
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