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A Century of Miners’ Compensation in South Africa

The year 2011 marked the centenary of compensation legislation for miners’ lung disease in South Africa. This commentary aims to demonstrate that the current com-pensation system does not serve its intended beneficiaries, particularly the large popu-lation of former gold miners affected by high rates of silicosis and tuberculosis. The

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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 miners to be 10 billion South African rands

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Lung test delay halts compensation for South African

2020-8-11 · Lung test delay halts compensation for South African gold miners Miners suffering from lung diseases are more vulnerable to Covid-19, say doctors Tue, Aug 11, 2020, 21:26

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A century of miners' compensation in South Africa

2012-3-16 · The year 2011 marked the centenary of the first South African legislation directed at compensating miners with occupational lung disease, the Miner's Phthisis Allowance Act, No. 34 of 1911 [Donsky, 1993]. This Act provided for temporary relief, with permanent compensation for silicosis being legislated in 1912.

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A century of miners' compensation in South Africa

Background: South African miners have a statutory right to autopsies for occupational lung disease compensation. These autopsies also provide information for research and surveillance.

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Occupational lung disease in the South African mining

South African miners face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases. Despite a plethora of research on the mining industry, and the gold mining industry in particular, research impact (including disease surveillance) on policy implementation and occupational health systems performance lags.

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Compensation framework Occupational Health

2021-5-7 · The settlement is between the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group representing African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American SA, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony and Sibanye Stillwater, and settlement classes’ representatives as well as the settlement classes’ attorneys Richard Spoor Inc, Abrahams Kiewitz Inc and the Legal Resources

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Occupational lung disease in the South African mining

2011-7-6 · South African miners face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases. Despite a plethora of research on the mining industry, and the gold mining industry in particular, research impact (including disease surveillance) on policy implementation and occupational health systems performance lags. We describe the gold mining environment, and research on silicosis, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, and

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Occupational Asthma Reference: Variation in

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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Justice for Southern African Gold Miners ACTSA

Justice for Southern African Gold Miners. Thousands of ex-gold mineworkers in South Africa are suffering from silicosis. They have been denied the medical screening, compensation, healthcare and support they need and deserve. From 2012 to 2019 we called on the companies that made their fortunes from apartheid gold to address this injustice.

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The Development of Compensation for Occupational

examinations of ganister miners. In 1904 Haldane, Martin, and Thomas published their classic report on the health of Cornish tin miners. Meanwhile attention was more closely focused on the problem by reports from South Africa of the alarming incidence of and mortality from miners' phthisis among miners in the developing Rand gold mines.

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Counting the Cost: Gold Mining and Occupational

2009-4-22 · Gold mining has been central to the success of South Africa's economy. That labour intensive industry has relied heavily on migrant workers for its profitability. In the past decade, scientists in Johannesburg and Cape Town have identified a pandemic of the serious occupational disease silicosis among gold miners. Litigation currently before South African courts raises the possibility of a

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Occupational health and safety in South Africa: The

1988-1-1 · STATE PERSPECTIVE Occupational health and safety in South Africa 697 reduce confrontations between angry white workers and capital, and to ensure a continual supply of African labour. More recently, the state has again confronted the issue of OHS because of the potential for industrial unrest and reduced productivity which emerged with the

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REPORT TO THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD

2018-10-12 · A more detailed examination of dose-response was conducted for the South African gold miners. A case-control study was used to examine further the relationship of lung cancer risk (RR) with mining experiences (dose measures based on duration of underground service and cumulative dust exposure) and personal characteristics (smoking frequency and

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Medical tariffs: professional association South Africa

2012-8-22 · Mining fatality rates showed a downward trend. The three dominant countries for mining were Canada, South Africa and Australia, but four of the top ten mining companies in the world were South African. South Africa’s mine fatality rate was approximately 32.9 deaths per 100 000 miners, whereas Australia was 2 per 100 000 miners.

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Occupational Health View Article

The Circular Instruction No. 172 was issued by the South African Department of Labour in July 2002 under COIDA No. 130 of 1993, as amended and it came into effect on 01 April 2003 to clarify the position with respect to compensation of claims for workers including mine workers who develop PTSD due to work-related accident(s). 15 PTSD is

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Pneumoconiosis Primary Care Respiratory Journal

2013-5-24 · The provision of compensation for occupational lung diseases varies between different countries. and exposure to silica dust in South African gold miners

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Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health

2021-4-27 · Lung function loss in relation to silica exposure among South African gold miners. Environ Med; 2011: 68:96-101. Mahomed H, Hawkridge T, Verver S, Geiter L, Hatherill M, Abrahams D, EhrlichR, Hanekom W, Hussey GD. Predictive factors for latent tuberculosis infection among adolescents in a high burden area in South Africa. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis

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Occupational Lung Diseases: Underreported Diagnosis

2019-2-1 · Work-related asthma is the most common chronic occupational lung disease in developed countries, where occupational asthma accounts for about 15% of all adult-onset asthma, while occupational agents are estimated to be the cause of 15% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 4 The incidence of silicosis and asbestosis is decreasing in

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Contributions of Dust Exposure and Cigarette

2020-9-10 · Among miners, the coal mining tenure records varied in detail and quality. The minimal data required to estimate cumulative dust exposure included a record of being a miner and the total mining tenure (recorded from next-of-kin or computed from dates in the miners' work history). Of the 616 miners, 549 had data on the duration in mining.

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Industrial Diseases Workplace Diseases Leigh Day

Occupational asthma claims . Victory at last for South African gold miners as Anglo American and AngloGold agree landmark silicosis compensation scheme. Former gold miners and relatives of deceased ex-miners reach landmark settlement in legal battle against Anglo American South Africa Ltd and AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.

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Medical tariffs: professional association South Africa

2012-8-22 · Mining fatality rates showed a downward trend. The three dominant countries for mining were Canada, South Africa and Australia, but four of the top ten mining companies in the world were South African. South Africa’s mine fatality rate was approximately 32.9 deaths per 100 000 miners, whereas Australia was 2 per 100 000 miners.

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Occupational disease issues about Stomach Cancer in

2017-8-29 · The repeated finding of an excess of stomach cancer in gold miners, especially those under age 60, who seem to have a propensity to develop a type of stomach cancer (intestinal) that is more common over age 60, but which is more often associated with environmental factors, provides strong evidence for an occupational cause. Gold miners show

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Occupational health and safety in South Africa: The

1988-1-1 · STATE PERSPECTIVE Occupational health and safety in South Africa 697 reduce confrontations between angry white workers and capital, and to ensure a continual supply of African labour. More recently, the state has again confronted the issue of OHS because of the potential for industrial unrest and reduced productivity which emerged with the

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Health Disparities are an Occupational Health Issue

2017-2-9 · 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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REPORT TO THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD

2018-10-12 · A more detailed examination of dose-response was conducted for the South African gold miners. A case-control study was used to examine further the relationship of lung cancer risk (RR) with mining experiences (dose measures based on duration of underground service and cumulative dust exposure) and personal characteristics (smoking frequency and

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Pneumoconiosis Primary Care Respiratory Journal

2013-5-24 · The provision of compensation for occupational lung diseases varies between different countries. and exposure to silica dust in South African gold miners

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2021-5-7 · Another cohort of South African gold miners in the East/Central/West Rand gold mines was examined by Reid and Sluis-Cremer.71 The cohort included all white gold miners with birth dates between January, 1916 and December, 1930 who had attended compulsory Medical Bureau of Occupational Diseases examinations in 1969 (n=4925).

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Mineral's dangerous dust idles South African miners

2001-12-13 · Mineral-rich South Africa is the world's largest producer of platinum, gold and chromium. Three mines in South Africa including Vantech produce 50 percent of

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