compensation for occupational asthma in south african gold miners

Occupational lung disease in the South African mining ...

about by compensation payments and hence increased levies on mines. Trapido et al63 estimated the unpaid occupational lung disease compensation for gold

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compensation for occupational asthma in south african gold ...

Nov 21, 2018  compensation for occupational asthma in south african gold miners. South Africa gold miners' silicosis lawsuit settlement . South African gold producers

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Occupational Respiratory Diseases of Miners from

Dec 22, 2016  Gold Mine is operated by the Gold Fields Ltd. of South Africa. The Obuasi Gold Mine is an open-pit and underground gold mine, situated near Obuasi and is one

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Mining Industry – National Institute for Occupational Health

The NIOH has the opportunity to assess the long term survival and measure sickness in nearly 2000 gold miners with known dates of HIV infection, by using data and

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compensation of occupational asthma in south african gold ...

Compensation For Occupational Asthma In South African . compensation of occupational asthma in south african gold. Trapido et al63estimated the

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Compensation framework - Occupational Health Process

Most mineworkers in South Africa are covered by ODMWA for occupational lung diseases, based on a state-determined assessment of whether or not a mine is

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A statistical analysis of - Occupational Health

South African Mines Occupational Diseases Database (SAMODD), and to estimate prevalence proportions of ... were significant in 2000 in gold mines, in 2001 in

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Compensation Systems For Occupational Diseases - NICD

Oct 21, 2010  There are two compensation systems in South Africa which are governed by two different statutes: the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act

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compensation of occupational asthma in south african gold ...

Occupational lung disease in the South African mining ... about by compensation payments and hence increased levies on mines. Trapido et al63 estimated the

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Mineworkers to get compensation - finally - Health-e News

May 04, 2018  Mineworkers to get compensation – finally. Two days after Workers’ Day, South Africa’s biggest ever class action settlement was reached, offering compensation to

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Counting the Cost: Gold Mining and Occupational Disease in ...

Jan 22, 2009  Not surprisingly, South African miners and their dependants often seek social security support, thereby externalizing the costs of mining onto tax-payers. 44 The low levels of compensation under ODMWA, combined with the under-diagnosis of silicosis, mean that only a fraction of the real cost of occupational diseases on the mines has been borne ...

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Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African ...

Jan 24, 2013  for compensation for an occupational respira ... such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, in later years. ... 237 Inhalation of silica dust by South African gold miners causes ...

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Occupational Health View Article

Occupational asthma is the most common occupational lung disease in industrialised countries, ... and discusses the sources and outcomes of PTSD claims reported by the South African mining sector to Rand Mutual Assurance Company for compensation benefits. Interestingly, most of the claims were from the gold mining industry, and the majority ...

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Mineworkers to get compensation - finally - Health-e News

May 04, 2018  Mineworkers to get compensation – finally. Two days after Workers’ Day, South Africa’s biggest ever class action settlement was reached, offering compensation to mineworkers who contracted silicosis or tuberculosis on gold mines from 12 March 1965. Nozuzile Mankayi’s husband, Thembekile, died of silicosis many years ago.

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Occupational Asthma Reference: Variation in incidences of ...

Occupational Asthma Reference. Kleinschmidt I, Churchyard G, Variation in incidences of tuberculosis in subgroups of South African gold miners., Occup Environ Med, 1997;54:636-641, Keywords: epidemiology, incidence, tuberculosis, TB, gold miner, miner, mine, South Africa, Africa, silicosis, hiv Known Authors. If you would like to become a known ...

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miners’ demands for speedy and just compensation, just ...

Feb 18, 2021  result of working on South African gold mines, are still waiting for compensation, more than two years after a land mark settlement of the Silicosis and TB class action in 2018. These ex-miners and their families have had high hopes of receiving compensation from the Tshiamiso Trust that was created to implement the R5 Billion settlement.

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Occupational Medicine School of Public Health and Family ...

The Division’s research programme arises from clinical and consultancy activities, with current interest in sentinel surveillance for occupational disease, occupational allergies and asthma, occupational contact dermatitis, occupational lung disease in ex-miners and reform possibilities of the worker’s compensation systems in South Africa.

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Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research ...

Occupational asthma associated with bleached chlorine free cellulose dust in a ... Occ Med 2012; 62:64-66. Ehrlich RI. A century of miners’ compensation in South Africa Am J Ind Med 2012; 55:560-9. ... Predictors of silicosis in an cross company study in the South African gold mining industry. 23rd EPICOH Congress on Epidemiology ...

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Occupational Respiratory Diseases of Miners from Two Gold ...

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 337 2 of 14 that, one group which is at exceptionally high risk of TB is mineral miners [7,8]. Miners in sub-Saharan Africa are said to have greater ...

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Workers' compensation ' too little, too late Health-e

Jul 28, 2000  Derick Wolfaardt had been employed in a factory in Bellville South, Cape Town for 13 years when he developed chronic asthma in 1997. Medical reports from specialists at the occupational disease clinic at Groote Schuur Hospital and the Drug Research Unit at the University of Stellenbosch argued that there was enough evidence to make a case for work-induced asthma.

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Estimating the Quartz Exposure of South African Gold Miners

Oct 01, 2002  Dust concentrations in South African gold mines have always been low for the following reasons: (i) wet mining was introduced by Regulation no. 101 framed under The Mines and Works Act of 1911 to cover rock drilling and the removal of broken rock (Miners’ Phthisis Prevention Committee, 1937, p. 223); (ii) the large Witwatersrand gold mining ...

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Tackling injustices of occupational lung disease acquired ...

Jun 28, 2018  South Africa’s mineral resources have produced, and continue to produce, enormous economic wealth; yet decades of colonialism, apartheid, capital flight, and challenges in the neoliberal post-apartheid era have resulted in high rates of occupational lung disease and low rates of compensation for ex-miners and their families. Given growing advocacy and activism of current and

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Silicosis: miners' fight for compensation is just one

Mar 15, 2016  Silicosis is a disease you get from inhaling silica dust, also known as quartz, the rock the gold dust is embedded in.more Drilling the rock generates the dust which miners then breathe into their ...

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WHAT IS A HAZARDOUS BIOLOGICAL AGENT (HBA)?

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 2. Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act ... • Gold and coal miningGold and coal mining ... OCCUPATIONAL ALLERGY AND ASTHMA IN SOUTH AFRICAN FOOD INDUSTRIES Bird handlers: feathers, droppings, mites, bacteria, volatile organic ...

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Mineworkers to get compensation - finally - Health-e News

May 04, 2018  Mineworkers to get compensation – finally. Two days after Workers’ Day, South Africa’s biggest ever class action settlement was reached, offering compensation to mineworkers who contracted silicosis or tuberculosis on gold mines from 12 March 1965. Nozuzile Mankayi’s husband, Thembekile, died of silicosis many years ago.

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Occupational Health View Article

Occupational asthma is the most common occupational lung disease in industrialised countries, ... and discusses the sources and outcomes of PTSD claims reported by the South African mining sector to Rand Mutual Assurance Company for compensation benefits. Interestingly, most of the claims were from the gold mining industry, and the majority ...

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Occupational Asthma Reference: Variation in incidences of ...

Occupational Asthma Reference. Kleinschmidt I, Churchyard G, Variation in incidences of tuberculosis in subgroups of South African gold miners., Occup Environ Med, 1997;54:636-641, Keywords: epidemiology, incidence, tuberculosis, TB, gold miner, miner, mine, South Africa, Africa, silicosis, hiv Known Authors. If you would like to become a known ...

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A Comparison of the Occupational Diseases in Mines and ...

1995 – 2003: Silicosis in the South African gold mining industry begins to see the light. In 1932 there was substantial interest in problems of tuberculosis and silicosis amongst black miners but it was not until sixty five years later (in 1997) that the first independent follow-up study of African miners was published, followed by a

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Mining silicosis: How SA's medical compensation system is ...

Jul 09, 2015  South African mines have produced roughly 40 % of all gold ever mined on the planet. Consequently, South Africa’s miners are among the workers worst affected by silicosis and other occupational ...

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Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research ...

Occupational asthma associated with bleached chlorine free cellulose dust in a ... Occ Med 2012; 62:64-66. Ehrlich RI. A century of miners’ compensation in South Africa Am J Ind Med 2012; 55:560-9. ... Predictors of silicosis in an cross company study in the South African gold mining industry. 23rd EPICOH Congress on Epidemiology ...

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Hand–arm vibration syndrome in South African gold miners ...

Aug 23, 2006  This is the first report of HAVS in South African gold miners and marks the recognition of a scheduled condition compensatible under South African legislation (Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Disease Act, Act 130 of 1993) .

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Health Disparities are an Occupational Health Issue

South African Gold Miners Acute Silicosis among AA Silicosis incidence 5.5 increased risk for AA Silicosis prevalence, AA 71.6% vs. C 6.88% Cherniak, 1986 Rosenman et al, 2012 Irwig and Rocks, 1978 Work-Related Asthma All Workers All Workers Incidence of WRA, AA 4.8 vs C 2.5 Prevalence of WRA, AA 12.53%, H 10.43%, C 8.3%

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Silicosis: miners' fight for compensation is just one

Mar 15, 2016  Silicosis is a disease you get from inhaling silica dust, also known as quartz, the rock the gold dust is embedded in.more Drilling the rock generates the dust which miners then breathe into their ...

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AN APPROACH TO HAZARDOUS BIOLOGICAL AGENTS IN THE ...

Occupational Health Southern Africa, 8(2), 8-13, 2002. Introduction The recent promulgation of the Regulations for Hazardous Biological Agents in December 2001, brings South African health and safety legislation on hazardous biological agents (HBA) more in line with international standards. The lack of specific guidance in relation to HBA under the

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Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No. 29 of 1996) and after ...

South African mining industry, together with the morbidity and mortality of such diseases. The database is used by the Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate for research purposes. This research helps to identify and classify problem areas in occupational disease

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Silicosis Claims In The South African Mining Industry ...

Feb 24, 2015  Silicosis Claims In The South African Mining Industry. Class action lawsuit involving 27,000 affected miners or their families may represent just 10% of the total number of silicosis sufferers in South Africa. The South African gold mining industry faces a number of challenges including falling gold prices, sticky labour pricing, the increasing ...

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease due to occupational ...

A study of white South African gold miners showed that the forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV 1), and the FEV 1 /FVC ratio, adjusted for age, height, and tobacco smoking, decreased with increasing cumulative respirable dust exposure, in both smokers and non-smokers. 29, 30 The average cumulative dust exposure attributable loss in lung ...

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Documentation challenges for ex-Wenela miners – Nehanda

Jul 14, 2019  The Compensation Commissioner for Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works (CCOD) and MBOD were established in terms of the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act number 78 of 1973.

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