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Hydration is essential for the body in hot working environments
Hydration is essential for the body in hot working environmentsWorking in hot conditions poses special hazards to safety and health. Heat illnesses combined with dehydration are a direct cause of approximately half of the heat stroke cases among South African miners. It can cause loss of concentration, lower productivity, a decrease in morale and consequently increases costs to a business operation. North exports manager Hayley Arnesen explains that during heavy work, muscles need more blood flow, which reduces the amount of blood available to flow to the skin in order to release heat. “The body defends itself from heat through breathing, sweating and changing the blood flow. Individuals with high blood pressure or some heart conditions and those who take diuretics may be more sensitive to heat exposure.” There are a number of conditions that can result due to heat exposure, including heat exhaustion, heat stroke, heat cramps, fain
I-CAT launches new stockpile dust suppression solution
I-CAT launches new stockpile dust suppression solutionStockpile dust suppression has been dramatically simplified with the I-CAT retractable stockpile dust ring (R-SDR) system, which was introduced to the local market to efficiently address dust issues at conveyor discharge points. I-CAT technical manager Morne van Wyk explains that the R-SDR syste
Latest technology to be unveiled under ‘The Future Starts Now’ banner at Electra Mining Africa 2016
Latest technology to be unveiled under ‘The Future Starts Now’ banner at Electra Mining Africa 2016Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, Germany-based SEW-EURODRIVE will unveil a range of new products at Electra Mining Africa 2016 from 12-16 September at Expo Centre Nasrec in Johannesburg. SEW-EURODRIVE MD Raymond Obermeyer highlights that the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) has ha
Protecting mining vehicles from fire
Protecting mining vehicles from fireMining vehicles are high-value assets operating under harsh conditions that could result in a fire outbreak at any moment. The appropriate protection should therefore always be available at hand. ASP Fire assists companies to prepare for potentially fatal vehicle fires that could also cost millions
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Recognize the importance of medical surveillance of workers on the mine
Recognize the importance of medical surveillance of workers on the mine
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Behavioural implications of alcohol in the workplace can negatively impact health and safety
Behavioural implications of alcohol in the workplace can negatively impact health and safety
Organisations are required by law to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), which specifies a zero tolerance approach to intoxicat
Johnson Controls launches P2000 X-Ray: software to manage and control X-Ray machines used for security
Johnson Controls launches P2000 X-Ray: software to manage and control X-Ray machines used for security
 Johnson Controls has released turnkey software to manage and control X-ray machines used in mines and elsewhere for security. The P2000 X-Ray so
Improving productivity in the mining sector with fast, reliable, high-quality electronic breath alcohol detectors
Improving productivity in the mining sector with fast, reliable, high-quality electronic breath alcohol detectors
 Mining is one of the most dangerous industries to work in, as it has high potential for occupational accidents. The nature of the industry, howe
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