compensation of occupational asthma in south african gold mines

  • Compensation Of Occupational Asthma In South African

    2013-5-21 Occupational Lung Disease in South Africa Barry Kistnasamy . Nelson et al. Three decades of silicosis disease trends at autopsy in South African gold miners. Environ Health Perspect. 2010. 21-May-13 6 Gold Price 2000 current 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 TB 75 nts Province Disease Type and Number of Compensation Claimants by Province 2010

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  • A SOUTH AFRICAN EMPLOYERS’ GUIDE TO ASTHMA What is

    Workers with occupational asthma are entitled to compensation in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 1993 -mine workers, and the for nonOccupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act for workers on mines and in scheduled works (in

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  • Counting the Cost: Gold Mining and Occupational Disease

    22-01-2009· The Legal Adviser to the Chamber of Mines, G. E. Barry, remarked at the 1930 Silicosis Conference in Johannesburg that the compensation scheme imposed such a heavy cost on employers that some mines had been forced to close. 16 H. W. Sampson, Minister of Posts and Telegraphs, told the delegates that compensation cost the gold mines almost one million pounds per year or 15 million pounds in the period from 1911 to 1929. 17 If adequate compensation had been paid to black miners

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  • Compensation Systems For Occupational Diseases NICD

    21-10-2010· There are two compensation systems in South Africa which are governed by two different statutes: the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) of 1993 and the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act (ODMWA). These acts differ in their administration and benefits provided. 1.

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  • Occupational lung disease in the South African mining

    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 their attendant costs to the public health system, provided that

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  • Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African

    Conclusion: The trends in silicosis in gold miners at autopsy clearly demonstrate the failure of the gold mines to adequately control dust and prevent occupational respiratory disease. The two case series of diamond and platinum mine workers contribute to the evidence for the risk of asbestos-related diseases in diamond mine workers and silicosis in platinum mine workers, respectively.

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  • How to Claim Occupational Health Process in the South

    How to Claim Occupational Health Process in the South African Mining Industry. Home. Towards a sustainable solution. Background. Compensation framework. OLD working group. Role of the Minerals Council South Africa

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  • Occupational Asthma Reference: Variation in incidences of

    OBJECTIVES: To determine risk factors and to identify groups at high risk of tuberculosis (TB) among South African gold miners. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was carried out with hospital and personnel databases on a random sample of the workforce of Freegold Mines, served by Ernest Oppenheimer Hospital, Welkom, South Africa.

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  • Occupational lung disease In the mining industry

    • Represents the majority of occupational asthma (>90%) •Paint and cement was reported to cause asthma in gold miners (Cowie et al, 1996) •Exposure to Rhizopus nigricans, a fungal Address issues of workplace exposure 3. Initiate compensation claim, if applicable .

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  • Occupational Respiratory Diseases of Miners from Two Gold

    22-12-2016· among miners in Ghana and to further look at the influence of socio-demographic, environmental and. work-related factors on respiratory diseases. This study found a high prevalence of respiratory diseases among gold miners, with asthma. being 37.5% followed by pneumonia (14.3%) and bronchitis (9.69%).

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  • Silicosis settlement: First Mining Review Africa

    02-04-2020· While the cogs have turned slowly in what has been the first class action settlement of its kind in South Africa, mine workers that have been affected by occupational lung diseases including silicosis and tuberculosis from working in South Africa’s gold mines will soon start being compensated by the companies for which they worked.

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  • Mining silicosis: How SA's medical compensation system

    09-07-2015· 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

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  • Occupational lung disease In the mining industry

    • Represents the majority of occupational asthma (>90%) •Paint and cement was reported to cause asthma in gold miners (Cowie et al, 1996) •Exposure to Rhizopus nigricans, a fungal Address issues of workplace exposure 3. Initiate compensation claim, if applicable .

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  • Lung Diseases on Mines and silicosis class South Africa

    22-11-2017· Mr Graham Briggs, Appointed Representative: Working Group, said the Working Group involved six companies and had been established in November 2014 to address the issues relating to compensation for occupational lung disease in the South African gold mining industry. The focus was on silicosis in the industry.

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  • Occupational Asthma Reference: Silica exposure, silicosis

    Abstract. The effects of exposure to gold mining dust with a high concentration of free silica and tobacco smoking on mortality from lung cancer was assessed in a sample of 2209 white South African gold miners who started mining exposure during 1936-43, and were selected for a study of respiratory disorders in 1968-71 when they were aged 45-54.

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  • OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES IN MINES AND WORKS ACT 78 OF

    Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Amendment Act, No. 208 of 1993 Mine Health and Safety Act, No. 29 of 1996 Abolition of Restrictions on the Jurisdiction of Courts Act, No. 88 of 1996

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  • Mining Sector Occupational Health and Safety Medicals

    Mining is well known as a potentially dangerous industry that poses many occupational health and safety risks to workers. Strict laws prescribe that each worker undergoes a pre-employment medical, to obtain what is known as a Red Ticket, and exit medicals are legally mandated too.

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  • Minister Gwede Mantashe: 2019 Mine Health and Safety

    24-01-2020· Mining in South Africa offers excellent economic opportunities. It must always be done in a responsible manner. Every mine employer must provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of employees and all those that may be directly affected by the activities of mining.

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  • COMPENSATION FOR OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES AND DISEASES ACT

    Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Act, No. 61 of 1997 GENERAL NOTE In terms of s. 37 of Act No. 61 of 1997, the word "commissioner", wherever it occurs, is

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  • Claiming compensation for occupational injuries or

    A member of the South African National Defence Force (there is a separate fund explained in the Defence Act 42 of 2002, Chapter 9). A member of the South African Police Services (there is a separate fund). An outsourced employee. A worker who works outside South Africa

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