Gold miners showcase measures to ‘design out’ silicosis risk

South African gold miners showcased a host of engineering measures last month at Sibanye Gold’s Driefontein mine, on the West Rand of Johannesburg, to “design out” the risk of mineworkers contracting silicosis.

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Photo by Duane Daws: VIJAY NUNDLALL The best way to manage silicosis is to prevent mineworkers from contracting] the disease by reducing their exposure.

The visit, hosted by a working group comprising seven current and historical gold miners in South Africa, included a 2 700 m journey underground at the mine’s Ya Rona shaft, a visit to the occupational health and safety centre and the health room at the Driefontein training centre, as well as to Sibanye’s Ikamva clinic.

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