By using Ctracks advanced fleet monitoring software, Glencore is able to comply with various South African government regulations, including the South African Mine Health and Safety Act
. For example, the Act requires mines and related companies to identify and eliminate operational hazards so as to minimize the risks to worker health and safety.
Harmony Gold announced in early January that following a review of both the financial and operational impact of lawlessness, violence, and non-compliance to South Africa's Mine Health and Safety Act
at its Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville during the fourth quarter of 2012, it would keep the mine closed until such time as it is safe enough for its employees to begin mining activities.
To prevent CWP, the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
of 1969 established the current federal exposure limit for respirable dust in underground and surface coal mines.
The disaster prompted Congress to pass the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
, and on December 30, 1969, President Nixon signed the bill.
However, since the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
of 1969, the industry has seen a substantial decrease in on-location coal mining fatalities.
Although occurrences of coal workers' pneumoconiosis, or black lung, have declined significantly since the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
of 1969, it still persists today especially in smaller, poorly ventilated operations.
In the Federal Mine Health and Safety Act
of 1969, Congress made a commitment to what it called the mining industry's "most precious resource - the American miner." Standing by that commitment, we can continue to improve mining health and safety and extend a safety record of which the U.S.
coal mines; he focuses on the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
of 1969 and subsequent legislation to prove his point.
Issues of health and safety in the sector are governed in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act
(MHSA), to provide for protection of the health and safety of employees and other persons at mines.
9 Mine in West Virginia resulted in the deaths of 78 miners and led to 1) passage of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
of 1969 (1969 Act), the most sweeping mine safety and health legislation ever adopted in the United States, and 2) creation of the Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration (MESA), a separate agency from the Bureau of Mines, to enforce mine safety and health requirements.
In the Bureau of Mines survey, some superintendents credited the 1969 Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) with improving working conditions.
The health and safety of mineworkers remains a top priority, and we urge employers to remain vigilant in this regard and continue to comply with provisions in the Mine Health and Safety Act
, as well as the declaration signed by all stakeholders at last year s Health and Safety Summit .