MVSSA Western Branch Newsletter September 2020

By Madelein Terre'Blanche | September 17, 2020
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Exam Dates November 2020

By Madelein Terre'Blanche | September 14, 2020
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Expired: VortexOHS Workshop Invitation

By Madelein Terre'Blanche | September 2, 2020
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SAIOH Free to attend Webinar The use of Ventilation to control the spread of COVID-19, 04 Sep 2020

By Madelein Terre'Blanche | September 1, 2020

Dear SAIOH member   Indoor ventilation is an important consideration regarding viral transmission, if correctly applied it can reduce spread. Conversely, poor ventilation promotes viral transmission. The odds of transmission in a Japanese study show that COVID-19 spread was 18-fold … Continued

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Expired: Vent Calcs V23

By Madelein Terre'Blanche | August 27, 2020

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VUMA Network Virtual Courses

By Madelein Terre'Blanche | August 13, 2020
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MVS Free State Branch Newsletter August 2020

By Madelein Terre'Blanche | August 13, 2020
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2020 MVSSA Q2 Journal

By Madelein Terre'Blanche | July 20, 2020
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Urgent Communication on Cancellation of COMCERT Examinations

By Madelein Terre'Blanche | June 3, 2020
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MEC registrations and Exam dates

By Madelein Terre'Blanche | May 13, 2020

Please note information from Minerals Council regarding MEC Registrations and Exams dates   Please note that the registrations for the July 2020 examination closes on 31st May 2020 and the registrations for the November 2020 examinations closes on the 30 … Continued

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Media Statement on the Launch of the Mining Lekgotla 2013

August 1, 2013
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SOUTH AFRICAN MINING SECTOR TO MEET AS IT RE-ASSERTS ITSELF AS A GLOBAL PLAYER The Chamber of Mines South Africa, in partnership with the Department of Mineral Resources and the National Union of Mineworkers, will host the second Mining Lekgotla … Continued

China Coal mine blast death toll covered up

August 1, 2013
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12 July, 2013 Malavika   An investigation in China has shown a coal mine company hid the death toll from a gas explosion in northeast China’s Jilin Province in March. Xinhuanet reported the explosion happened on March 29 at Tonghua … Continued

Number of mining accidents falls by 56% in last 7 years.

June 28, 2013
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NEW DELHI: Consistently clocking negative growth for the past two years, the mining industry now has some good news: this has been the safest period with the number of fatal accidents hitting an all-time low of 112 in 2011 and rising marginally … Continued

Significant Incident Report (SV Shaft Bank)

June 12, 2013
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Description of Incident The banksman was transporting material, the last car to be put down was an enclosed tool car. As this car was about to be loaded the banksman noticed the smell of acetylene gas and as the car … Continued

Worker Dies While Cutting a Metal Tank

June 11, 2013
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WHAT HAPPENED? Recently a worker died when a 4500 litre fuel tank he was cutting with an angle grinder exploded. The tank had been stored in the ground for a number of years and had recently been removed for disposal. The employee was cutting … Continued

Mining Health and Safety

June 6, 2013
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Anthony Coutinho from the Department of Mineral Resources gives expert insights into mining health and safety. Anthony Coutinho will be addressing health & safety challenges faced by the mining industry at the 3rd Global Health and Safety Forum in Mining on 16-17 September … Continued

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Photo Competition Winners

May 30, 2013
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Below are the winning photos from the recent photo competition!

2 confirmed dead, more than 20 trapped in tunnel near Grasberg mine

May 30, 2013
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A difficult and time-consuming rescue process was ongoing early Wednesday for dozens of Freeport Indonesia employees and contract workers trapped in a tunnel collapse. Author: Dorothy Kosich RENO (MINEWEB) – Freeport Indonesia reported Tuesday that rescue workers from the company … Continued

Is MSHA About to Defy Science, Logic & Law with a New Coal Dust Rule?

May 30, 2013
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By Erik Dullea and Henry Chajet MSHA anticipates publishing a final, new coal dust regulation in June 2013. A new exposure imit, proposed in October 2010, contemplates a 50% reduction from the current exposure limit (2 mg/m3) to 1 mg/m3. The accompanying … Continued