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Research into health effects of platinum mining

2008-8-22  The South African National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) is currently undertaking research on the potential health effects of plati-num-mining on workers in the platinum industry

Health and environmental impacts of gold and platinum

2014-9-9  The main environmental impacts of platinum mining Solid waste tailings dams and waste rock dumps 580 000 tons ore/ton Pt produced; Plus waste rock: 20% 90% of ore (UGM) Water consumption: 273 to 544 m3/kg PGM (average about 400 m3/kg) Energy consumption (mine, concentrator and smelter): 168 to 256 GJ/ kg PGM CO 2e emissions: 40 to 50 t/kg PGM

The Effects of Platinum Mining on the Environment

2006-7-11  Environmental pressure from mining activities such as those from the platinum sector occurs through the fine-grounded slurry from the processing plants, with its associated extracting chemicals that reach the tailings disposal facility (TDF). It is important that the effects of these activities on the environment are examined, especially in South Africa where there is a general paucity on data

How has the mining industry responded to COVID

2021-5-28  The mining industry’s response has been swift and aligned, and has been driven by two key priorities. Firstly, protecting the health and safety of employees and local communities; and secondly, laying the groundwork to support the longer-term economic recovery which includes supporting livelihoods, protecting severely disrupted supply chains, and helping to build long-term community

Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human

2021-5-28  Common health threats posed by coal mining: Pneumoconiosis, aka black lung disease or CWP, is caused when miners breathe in coal dust and carbon, which

The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South

2014-11-28  The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South Africa: An Economy-Wide Analysis Bohlmann, H.R., Dixon, P.B., Rimmer, M.T. and Van Heerden, J.H. November 12, 2014 Abstract In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa’s platinum industry. The strike lasted ve months,

Platinum Mining in South Africa ProjectsIQ

2021-2-3  Platinum mining in South Africa, or mining for Platinum Group Metals (PGM), is widespread on the African continent, and South Africa holds over 80% of the world’s reserves. For investors interested in the PGM sector in Africa, South Africa seems to be the logical starting point. It has the lion’s share of the continent’s platinum mining

The impact of leadership style on employee

This study was conducted in the platinum mining sector in South Africa with specific focus on general miners. The study sought to identify the leadership style that leaders could adopt in order to improve employee engagement, with a clear understanding of the importance that supervisor/employee relationships have on employees performance.

Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human

2021-5-27  Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health Impacts of strip mining: Strip mining destroys landscapes, forests and wildlife habitats at the site of the mine when trees, plants, and topsoil are cleared from the mining area. This in turn leads to

Impact of virus on platinum demand softened by

2020-5-18  THE previously forecast surplus in the platinum market this year would widen but not as severely as first expected, said the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC).. In March, the WPIC said there would be a modest 119,000 ounce surplus this year, an outlook delivered a week before the World Health Organisation gave pandemic status to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Health and Safety Hazards : Mining Health, Safety and

2015-4-15  Defining and quantifying the harmful health and safety effects of worker fatigue in the Ontario Mining Sector, and sectors researching other sectors (e.g. transportation, health care and the military) to see how the mining sector compares, and how the problem has been managed. 1.4.

Mining Health and Safety in South Africa The African

Mining health and safety in South Africa is governed by Act 29 of the 1996 Mine Health and Safety Act. The base premise of the act is: • To ensure owner responsibility for health and safety through creation of codes of practise, training, identifying potentially hazardous factors, investigating said factors, employing hygienists for the

The Effects of Platinum Mining on the Environment

2006-7-11  Environmental pressure from mining activities such as those from the platinum sector occurs through the fine-grounded slurry from the processing plants, with its associated extracting chemicals that reach the tailings disposal facility (TDF). It is important that the effects of these activities on the environment are examined, especially in South Africa where there is a general paucity on data

Occupational health and safety in T mining—status, new

2009-8-26  Occupational health and safety in mining—status, new developments and concerns Province. Mining also has a multiplier effect on the rest of the economy, which, when taken into consideration, raises the contribution of mining to the GDP to close to 12%6. Given the importance of mining to employment and in the economy,

Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 in the mining

2020-4-16  The impact of COVID-19 on the mining sector The overall approach should be to save as many jobs as can be saved and cushion the landing of those that are going to be affected by job reductions. It is important for unions and employers to think outside the box and explore all alternatives that can be lawfully implemented to limit job losses.

Platinum Mining in South Africa ProjectsIQ

2021-2-3  Platinum mining in South Africa, or mining for Platinum Group Metals (PGM), is widespread on the African continent, and South Africa holds over 80% of the world’s reserves. For investors interested in the PGM sector in Africa, South Africa seems to be the logical starting point. It has the lion’s share of the continent’s platinum mining

The Economic Impact of Gold, Silver, & Platinum

2019-1-10  The most widely known precious metals are gold, silver, and platinum. Other metals that hold high economic value exist but are less known: Rhodium, Palladium, Osmium, Iridium, and so forth. Each metal has its own set of uses ranging from investment, industrial material, or as a currency.

Intricacies of the Socio-economic Impact of Mining in

2020-7-20  Zimbabwe’s mining sector also has some of the richest deposits in the world as the country has about 4000 gold deposits with 90% in greenstone belts and the second largest deposit of platinum-group metals (PGM) in the world South Africa is the largest producer of platinum with the country holding 80% of the world’s reserves.

Impact of virus on platinum demand softened by

2020-5-18  THE previously forecast surplus in the platinum market this year would widen but not as severely as first expected, said the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC).. In March, the WPIC said there would be a modest 119,000 ounce surplus this year, an outlook delivered a week before the World Health Organisation gave pandemic status to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Health Effects Of Mining The World Counts

Health effects of mining very severe. The mercury used in mining causes a number of different health problems, including neurological disorders and kidney diseases. Besides mercury-poisoning, people living around mines are polluted by lead, zinc and copper. Other consequences of mining for human health

Occupational health and safety in T mining—status, new

2009-8-26  Occupational health and safety in mining—status, new developments and concerns Province. Mining also has a multiplier effect on the rest of the economy, which, when taken into consideration, raises the contribution of mining to the GDP to close to 12%6. Given the importance of mining to employment and in the economy,

COVID-19: Pressure Points: The Global Impact on the

2021-5-22  Government measures targeting the mining industry have to achieve a fine balance. Mine sites must be operated differently now in order to protect employees and guidelines have been issued on health screening, personal protective equipment and social distancing. On the other hand, most governments recognise that mining cannot stop completely. Mining companies play a critical role in

Health and safety Minerals Council South Africa

2021-5-28  The primary health challenges vary from sector to sector. Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a health risk in almost all areas of mining as it is in all forms of industry. Occupational lung disease, particularly silicosis, is a major issue in the gold and coal sectors.

Impact of Iron Ore Mining on Human Health in Keonjhar

2014-7-14  Impact of Iron Ore Mining on Human Health in Keonjhar District of Odisha 1Priyambada Pradhan, 2Dr Sudhakar Patra 1Research Scholar, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, India 2Professor of Economics, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, India Abstract: The objective of this paper is to analyse the health status of mining people in keonjhar district of Odisha.

Platinum Mining in South Africa ProjectsIQ

2021-2-3  Platinum mining in South Africa, or mining for Platinum Group Metals (PGM), is widespread on the African continent, and South Africa holds over 80% of the world’s reserves. For investors interested in the PGM sector in Africa, South Africa seems to be the logical starting point. It has the lion’s share of the continent’s platinum mining

The Economic Impact of Gold, Silver, & Platinum

2019-1-10  The most widely known precious metals are gold, silver, and platinum. Other metals that hold high economic value exist but are less known: Rhodium, Palladium, Osmium, Iridium, and so forth. Each metal has its own set of uses ranging from investment, industrial material, or as a currency.

Impacts of Mining Oxfam Australia

The potential benefits that mining brings to a community can be undermined if secrecy surrounds the payment of mining taxes to the government or the benefits shared at the local level. The gendered impacts of mining. Our work shows that the impacts of mining are not gender neutral. Women often experience the negative impacts of mining more than

What Is The Environmental Impact Of The Mining

2017-4-25  Mining adversely affects the environment by inducing loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, and contamination of surface water, groundwater, and soil. Mining can also trigger the formation of sinkholes. The leakage of chemicals from mining sites can also have detrimental effects on the health of the population living at or around the mining site.