Course Outline

The Occupational Health and Safety in the mining industry is primarily regulated by the Mine Health and Safety Act,No. 29 of 1996 (MHSA) as well as the Regulations made thereunder.The MHSA requires the employer to bring about and maintain as far as is practical a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of employees.
However, it is not expected from the employer to take sole responsibility for health and safety. 
The MHSA is based on the principle that dangers in the workplace must be addressed by communication and co-operation between the employees and the employer.
The employees and the employer must share the responsibility for health and safety in the workplace. Both parties must pro-actively identify dangers and develop control measures to ensure the workplace is safe.
The provisions of the MHSA and Regulations promulgated thereunder do not only apply to employers and employees, but also to users, manufacturers, contractors, contractor employees, persons at work and other persons who may be exposed to hazards, and to health and safety.


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Estimated Time: 60 days

Difficulty: Advanced


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