Compensation Of Occupational Asthma In South African Gold Mines

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Compensation Of Occupational Asthma In South African Gold Mines

  • Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African ...

    Jan 24, 2013  The first theme addresses trends in silicosis in the South African gold-mining industry over a period of 33 years, and the second explores the potential for occupational respiratory disease in the under-researched platinum- and diamond-mining sectors.

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    Most mineworkers in South Africa are covered by ODMWA for occupational lung diseases, based on a state-determined assessment of whether or not a mine is 'controlled'. Mining companies contribute certain amounts to an ODMWA-based compensation fund.

  • Tackling injustices of occupational lung disease acquired ...

    Jun 28, 2018  South Africa’s mineral resources have produced, and continue to produce, enormous economic wealth; yet decades of colonialism, apartheid, capital flight, and challenges in the neoliberal post-apartheid era have resulted in high rates of occupational lung disease and low rates of compensation for ex-miners and their families. Given growing advocacy and activism of current and former mine ...

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  • Occupational lung disease in the South African mining ...

    mines. Trapido et al63 estimated the unpaid occupational lung disease compensation for gold miners to be 10 billion South African rands (US$1.4 billion; $1¼R7) in 1996, closer to 20 billion rands (US$2.9 billion) today. Even in poor countries, investments in compensation systems should bring greater returns in reduced disease burdens and

  • Published in: Journal of Public Health Policy 2011Authors: Jill Murray Jill Murray Tony Davies David Rees David ReesAffiliation: National Health Laboratory Service University of the WitwatersrandAbout: Journal of Public Health Silicosis Public health service Tuberculosis Health care r
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    Occupational Health Process in the South African Mining Industry

  • Occupational Health View Article

    The objective of this study is to describe basic demographic and health-related characteristics of mine workers included in the South African Mines Occupational Diseases Database (SAMODD), and to estimate crude point prevalence proportions of occupational ­diseases commonly experienced by mine workers for the years between 2000 and 2003.

  • South African gold miners agree to landmark silicosis, TB ...

    The Blom/President Steyn Mine matter, she explained, was the first case on silicosis in South Africa and served as a test case to establish the liability of Anglo American South Africa as a parent ...

  • South Africa gold mining companies face silicosis lawsuit ...

    Sep 13, 2017  South Africa is a country of contrasts. Many people in its cities enjoy privileged lives working for multinational companies with workplace health, safety and wellbeing provisions that match the ...

  • How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of ...

    May 02, 2018  Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a

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  • Mining silicosis: How SA's medical compensation system is ...

    Jul 09, 2015  South African mines have produced roughly 40 % of all gold ever mined on the planet. Consequently, South Africa’s miners are among the workers worst affected by silicosis and other occupational ...

  • How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of ...

    May 02, 2018  Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a

  • About - Silicosis Settlements

    Jul 26, 2019  For the companies in the Working Group, this represents a huge step towards their previously stated goal of a comprehensive solution to issues relating to compensation for occupational lung disease in the gold mining industry in South Africa that is both fair to past, present and future gold mining employees, and also sustainable for the sector.

  • South Africa miners reach $400 million silicosis ...

    May 03, 2018  South African gold producers agreed a 5 billion rand ($400 million) class action settlement on Thursday with law firms representing thousands of

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    We provide advice to clients inside and outside the mining industry, including regarding the South African Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (MHSA), the South African Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (OHASA) and legislation dealing with compensation

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  • Silicosis at autopsy in platinum mine workers ...

    Silicosis rates in gold miners in South Africa are amongst the highest in the world: in 2007, 22 and 32% of black and white miners, respectively, were diagnosed with silicosis at autopsy . The case series presented here is the first comprehensive report on silicosis at autopsy in platinum mine workers.

  • SETTLEMENT OF THE SILICOSIS AND TB CLASS ACTION -

    goal of a comprehensive solution to issues relating to compensation for occupational lung disease in the gold mining industry in South Africa that is both fair to past, present and future gold ...

  • South African miners take lung disease fight to London ...

    Apr 26, 2014  South African miners take lung disease fight to London ... The fate of thousands of sick and dying South African gold miners could be decided in a

  • South African gold mines a 'TB factory', activist claims ...

    The gold-mining sector came under heavy criticism from clinicians, ex-miners, 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 TB/HIV is a snake in Southern Africa, we know that its head is in South Africa in the mines.

  • 25 000 ex-mineworkers come forward to claim unpaid benefits

    25 000 ex-mineworkers come forward to claim unpaid benefits. ... Call-in and walk-in requests are now coming in from South Africa’s Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and North West provinces and also the ...

  • Report Calls for Reform of South Africa’s Compensation ...

    Jan 13, 2014  Mine workers in southern Africa have some of the highest rates of occupational lung disease in the world. These diseases, including silicosis and tuberculosis, acquired in the gold mines of South Africa have, over many decades, left hundreds of thousands of men disabled, in penury, or dead.

  • Commentary Occupational lung disease in the South

    Commentary Occupational lung disease in the South African mining industry: Research and policy implementation Jill Murraya,b,*, Tony Daviesb,andDavidReesa,b aNational Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH), National Health Laboratory Service, PO Box 4788, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa.

  • the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No. 29 of 1996 ...

    generate centralised database to record the occurrence of occupational diseases in the South African mining industry, together with the morbidity and mortality of such diseases. The database is used by the Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate for research purposes. This

  • Silicosis rampant in South Africa’s mines - World ...

    Oct 09, 2012  Silicosis rampant in South Africa’s mines ... compensation commissioner for occupational diseases proposed incrementally raising levies paid by the mining industry from an average of 32 cents ...

  • the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No. 29 of 1996 ...

    generate centralised database to record the occurrence of occupational diseases in the South African mining industry, together with the morbidity and mortality of such diseases. The database is used by the Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate for research purposes. This

  • Report Calls for Reform of South Africa’s Compensation ...

    Jan 13, 2014  Mine workers in southern Africa have some of the highest rates of occupational lung disease in the world. These diseases, including silicosis and tuberculosis, acquired in the gold mines of South Africa have, over many decades, left hundreds of thousands of men disabled, in penury, or dead.

  • Commentary Occupational lung disease in the South

    Commentary Occupational lung disease in the South African mining industry: Research and policy implementation Jill Murraya,b,*, Tony Daviesb,andDavidReesa,b aNational Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH), National Health Laboratory Service, PO Box 4788, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa.

  • Silicosis rampant in South Africa’s mines - World ...

    Oct 09, 2012  Silicosis rampant in South Africa’s mines ... compensation commissioner for occupational diseases proposed incrementally raising levies paid by the mining industry from an average of 32 cents ...

  • Reforming Miners’ Lung Disease Compensation in South ...

    It is intended as a case study of the implications of harmonization of two disparate compensation systems for occupational lung disease, specifically in relation to equity in financial benefits, equity in coverage, linkage of compensation to disease prevention, and efficient administration. ... South Africa’s gold mines and the politics of ...

  • Workers’ Compensation in South Africa is currently ...

    Workers’ Compensation in South Africa is currently regulated by two statutes, namely: • Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act, No. 78 of 1973 as amended (ODMWA); and • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, No. 130 of 1993 (COIDA). All employers and employees are compelled to make contributions from which the ...

  • Brief history of gold mining in South Africa - Mining for ...

    Deep-level mining progressed to reach gold lower down in the ground 1910 Union of South Africa formed 1910 Chinese indentured labourers repatriated and replaced by migrant black labour, many recruited from neighbouring territories 1912 South Africa became the first state to introduce compensation for silicosis as an occupational disease 1913

  • Safeguards against silicosis in mining

    Sep 19, 2011  A series of studies on South African gold miners have revealed shocking silicosis rates. A June 2008 survey of gold miners from Lesotho, who had formerly been employed in the President Steyn mine in the neighbouring Free State, found silicosis rates to be as high as 25%, with accompanying high levels of tuberculosis.

  • OCCUPATIONAL ASTHMA - Page 2 of 9

    Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) 1993, makes it obligatory for medical practitioners to report all cases of suspected occupational disease to the Chief Inspector in the Department of Labour. In mining industry, platinum salt sensitivity (including asthma) is compensable under the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act (ODMWA).

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    UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN Occasional monograph White N. Is the ODMW Act fair? A Comparison of the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Amendment Act, 1993 and the Compensation of Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 with respect to compensation of Pneumoconiosis. Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research.

  • Georgina MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY Jephson Richard Spoor

    Mining has always been a major and very active industry in South Africa. Gold mining began in the Witwatersrand in 1886. Mining is inherently dangerous and the legislation governing mine health and safety dates back to the late 19thC. Prior to the enactment of the Constitution, Mine Health Safety legislation was detailed and prescriptive:

  • Mining firms hope for settlement in silicosis class action ...

    Mining companies facing class action from mine workers who contracted silicosis on South Africa’s gold mines, ... Mining firms hope for settlement in silicosis class action ... He added that a big challenge facing the gold mining companies in their compensation efforts is the fact that the affected miners are not readily traceable.

  • TB, Mines and Tuberculosis in Southern Africa

    mining community. He worked in South African gold mines for 27 years until 2002, when he was released after an exam showed he had TB. This is the third time he has had TB; he is hardly able to get out of bed and almost entirely dependent on health care workers. - Photo and text by David Rochkind, 2008 davidrochkind

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    The mining industry is a labor-intensive profession. It requires long hours, remote locations and some of the most dangerous conditions possible. The financial benefits, however, are astonishing. Mining salaries in the sector can vary depending on the location, size of the company, years of experience and education of an employee. With that in mind, we rank the top 10 highest paying mining ...

  • Georgina MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY Jephson Richard Spoor

    Mining has always been a major and very active industry in South Africa. Gold mining began in the Witwatersrand in 1886. Mining is inherently dangerous and the legislation governing mine health and safety dates back to the late 19thC. Prior to the enactment of the Constitution, Mine Health Safety legislation was detailed and prescriptive:

  • Mining firms hope for settlement in silicosis class action ...

    Mining companies facing class action from mine workers who contracted silicosis on South Africa’s gold mines, ... Mining firms hope for settlement in silicosis class action ... He added that a big challenge facing the gold mining companies in their compensation efforts is the fact that the affected miners are not readily traceable.

  • TB, Mines and Tuberculosis in Southern Africa

    mining community. He worked in South African gold mines for 27 years until 2002, when he was released after an exam showed he had TB. This is the third time he has had TB; he is hardly able to get out of bed and almost entirely dependent on health care workers. - Photo and text by David Rochkind, 2008 davidrochkind

  • TOP 10: Highest Paying Jobs in the Mining Industry Top ...

    The mining industry is a labor-intensive profession. It requires long hours, remote locations and some of the most dangerous conditions possible. The financial benefits, however, are astonishing. Mining salaries in the sector can vary depending on the location, size of the company, years of experience and education of an employee. With that in mind, we rank the top 10 highest paying mining ...

  • GroundUp: Silicosis – the shifting sands of compensation ...

    Mar 28, 2017  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

  • South African gold miners can appeal ... - MINING.COM

    Sep 21, 2016  South Africa’s top gold mining companies will be able to appeal against a recent court ruling allowing the country’s biggest-ever class action to go ahead, a

  • South Africa Mine Workers Set to Receive Lung Disease ...

    Aug 31, 2017  Former workers who contracted deadly lung diseases in South African gold mines decades ago may soon finally receive compensation. ... Set to Receive Lung Disease Compensation By ... Occupational ...

  • Occupational Asthma Reference: Variation in incidences of ...

    Occupational Asthma Reference. Kleinschmidt I, Churchyard G, Variation in incidences of tuberculosis in subgroups of South African gold miners., Occup Environ Med, 1997;54:636-641, Keywords: epidemiology, incidence, tuberculosis, TB, gold miner, miner, mine, South Africa, Africa, silicosis, hiv Known Authors. If you would like to become a known ...

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  • Inter-Ministerial Committee on payment of ex-mineworkers ...

    Apr 17, 2018  Under the instruction of the October 2016 IMC, the South African Compensation Commissioner for Occupational Diseases negotiated a deal for the Chamber of Mines to purchase all the records of service from TEBA on behalf of ex-mineworkers. There is therefore no need for ex-mineworkers to purchase their records in order to apply for compensation.

  • Groundbreaking Settlement on Behalf of Southern African ...

    Jul 29, 2019  The settlement calls for the compensation of all eligible gold miners who suffered silicosis or tuberculosis and sets up a trust to provide medical examinations to miners and compensation payments. Benefits for eligible miners will be in the range from 10,000 to 500,000 South African Rand.

  • The Compensation Fund

    This report looks briefly at the historical context of compensation in South Africa followed by an analysis of the current state of compensation for occupational injuries and diseases. This includes an assessment of the industry structure, the claims process, coverage and how employer contributions are determined. In addition, an

  • Glimmer of justice for sick gold miners in South Africa ...

    Mar 29, 2011  Glimmer of justice for sick gold miners in South Africa ... compensation under South Africa's Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act (Odimwa), but according to one study as few as 2% have ...

  • Workers Compensation Legislation - Page 4 of 5

    Kew G, Ehrlich R I, Fitness to Work, Disability and Compensation. In Guild R, Ehrlich RI, Johnston JR, Ross MH, eds. Handbook of Occupational Health Practice in the South African Mining Industry, 1st edition, Johannesburg, South Africa, Safety In Mines Research Advisory Committee (SIMRAC), 2001; 257