DEAR VALUABLE STAKEHOLDERS
The Year 2020 is upon us; The significance of this year for the mining industry cannot be over-emphasised.
This year, the Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) is hosting the 2020 Mine Occupational Health and Safety Tripartite Summit. The Summit is preceded by an improvement in the Safety statistics for 2019 as the statistics will be released later this month. The improvement, however, does not mean that we should rest on our laurels as the mining industry, but we should work harder to achieve Zero Harm. The milestone in 2020 is that of ZERO FATALITIES.
The Mine Health and Safety Council is on course to ensure that every mine worker returns form work unharmed every day. We will continue to rely on the resilience, dedication and commitment of all stakeholders to play their part to ensure that the goal of Zero Harm is achieved. The South African mining industry has committed to ensuring a zero-fatality rate by December 2020. Saving lives should be at the core of all that we do as the industry. This year is also the commemoration of 60 years of the Coalbroak disaster which is the biggest disaster in the history of mining in the country.
The MHSC with it’s stakeholders is working towards commemorating the disaster ensuring that our history is recorded. On behalf of the MHSC Management and Staff, I would like to wish all our stakeholders a wonderful and a rewarding year. Let us all roll-up our sleeves and go to work ensuring that every mine worker returns from work unharmed every day.
Until Next time,
Thabo Dube CEO - Mine Health and Safety Council