publication . Thesis . 2006

Occupational health risk assessment : overview, model and guide for the South African mining industry towards a holistic solution

Badenhorst, Casper Johannes;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: North-West University
  • Country: South Africa
Abstract
Thesis (Ph.D. (Physiology))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2007. In the South African Mining Industry the Legislator has recognised the need to identify health hazards associated with any workplace or process and to assess, the associated risks (Leon, 1994). Neither the Mine Health and Safety Act (29/1996) and its Regulations, nor the Occupational Health and Safety Act (85/1993) and its Regulations, prescribe a specific format for the systematic and holistic approach to conduct occupational health risk assessments, but do prescribe some critical matters that should be addressed within an occupational health risk assessment. The need for a systemat...
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