Special Projects

web-based mining industry data base for audiograms
OVERVIEW Project SIMRAC -03-09-02 was commissioned in 2001 to develop an Internet- based mining-industry database for audiograms. The project was divided into 2 phases.  Phase 1 of the project concerned development or
The role of environmental factors in mine accidents
The development of an occupational diseases database
This research report addresses a need for a 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 will be
Technology transfer and human interface in the gold and platinum sector
The training landscape in South Africa is undergoing veritable metamorphoses as this report is compiled. The Skills Development Bill and its subsequent influence on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the founding of the Mine
Survey of research needs of smaller previously uncontrolled other mines
This report presents the findings and recommendations of a project to assess prevailing health and safety risks and corresponding research needs at previously uncontrolled mines producing commodities other than gold, coal and platinum and
SIMRAC welding health and safety CD and booklet
This project is presented in a Booklet on Welding Fume and on a CD-ROM with a broad range of health and safety information for welding and allied processes. This report, therefore, provides only an executive summary, background information
Self-rescuer monitoring
Risk to personnel during continuous mining operations
The object of the study was to determine whether there is a difference in the seismic response of the rockmass between 11-day mining cycle and full calendar operations - FULCO. A literature survey was useful to gain insight in the
Recommendations for improvements in OHS data and statistics
One of the functions of the Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) is the provision of appropriate advice to interested and affected parties on policy, legislation, occupational health and safety (OHS) research priorities and the promotion
Reasons why safety and work standards are not complied with in mines