Compensation Of Occupational Asthma In South African Gold Mines

Landmark settlement sees South African mine workers

29/07/2019 · On 26 July, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg granted final approval of the historic settlement reached in May 2018 regarding the thousands of South African gold mine workers and dependents of workers who developed tuberculosis and other chronic illnesses whilst working in the gold mines

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Mineworkers to get compensationfinally | Health-e

04/05/2018 · Two days after Workers’ Day, South Africa’s biggest ever class action settlement was reached, offering compensation to mineworkers who contracted silicosis or tuberculosis on gold mines from 12 March 1965 The agreement was reached between three legal teams who brought a

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How to ClaimOccupational Health Process in the South

Establish if an occupational lung disease (OLD) is present The first thing that needs to be done, if you suspect that you or someone else has a lung disease, and you work or used to work at the mines, is to get a medical examination

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South African Gold Producers Reach Lung-Disease Settlement

03/05/2018 · South Africa’s mines, which have produced a third of all the world’s gold, have drawn in millions of poor, black workers from across the region in the 130 years since gold was discovered

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South Africa gold mining companies face silicosis lawsuit

13/09/2017 · South Africa is a country of contrasts Many people in its cities enjoy privileged lives working for multinational companies with workplace health,

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Tackling injustices of occupational lung disease acquired

28/06/2018 · Meanwhile, South Africa’s Occupational Diseases and Mines and Works Act of 1973 mandated compensation of miners who contracted occupational lung disease, including silicosis, tuberculosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, entitling ex-miners to biennial benefit medical examinations (BMEs)

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Occupational lung disease in the South African mining

Abstract 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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Victory at last for South African gold miners Leigh Day

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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South Africa Mine Workers Set to Receive Lung Disease

01/09/2017 · Former workers who contracted deadly lung diseases in South African gold mines decades ago may soon finally receive compensation Six large mining companies including Anglo American Plc

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Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African

24/01/2013 · The first theme addresses trends in silicosis in the South African gold-mining industry over a period of 33 years, and the second explores the potential for occupational respiratory disease in the under-researched platinum- and diamond-mining sectors

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Counting the Cost: Gold Mining and Occupational Disease in

22/01/2009 · In both those cases recognition of occupational injury and then compensation took decades to achieve 45 In South Africa the labour markets, the economic importance of gold mining and the political environment have made recognition even more difficult

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OCCUPATIONAL ASTHMAPage 2 of 9Gateway

Occupational asthma is compensable under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) 1993 Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) 1993, makes it obligatory for medical practitioners to report all cases of suspected occupational disease to the Chief Inspector in the Department of Labour

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Workers’ Compensation in South Africa is currently

Workers’ Compensation Workers’ Compensation in South Africa is currently regulated by two statutes, namely: • Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act, No 78 of 1973 as amended (ODMWA); and • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, No 130 of 1993 (COIDA)

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Coal miners next to launch lung disease compensation claims

The Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) Justice and Peace Commission and Richard Spoor Attorneys say coal miners are the next in line to seek compensation for occupational lung

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South Africa gold mining companies face silicosis lawsuit

13/09/2017 · South Africa is a country of contrasts Many people in its cities enjoy privileged lives working for multinational companies with workplace health,

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Occupational lung disease in the South African mining

Abstract 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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South African miners take lung disease fight to London

26/04/2014 · The fate of thousands of sick and dying South African gold miners could be decided in a British court if talks to set up an industry fund to compensate them continue to stall

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compensation scheme in South Africa is defined within the Act Thus, who contributes to the fund, the amount of the contribution, who is covered by the fund, the type of

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Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African

24/01/2013 · The first theme addresses trends in silicosis in the South African gold-mining industry over a period of 33 years, and the second explores the potential for occupational respiratory disease in the under-researched platinum- and diamond-mining sectors

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‘Dying for gold’: the effects of mineral mining on HIV

Workers in South Africa’s gold mining industry have among the highest incidences of tuberculosis in the world, of between 3000 and 7000 cases per 100,000 population per year, compared with 981 per 100,000 population in South Africa overall and a global incidence of 128 per 100,000 population per year

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Mining silicosis: How SA's medical compensation system is

09/07/2015 · South African mines have produced roughly 40 % of all gold ever mined on the planet Consequently, South Africa’s miners are among the workers worst affected by silicosis and other occupational

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Class action secures payout for S Africa goldminers over

The agreement between the claimants’ lawyers and the mining companies’ occupational lung disease working group is the first class action settlement of its kind in South Africa It involves

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South African gold mines a 'TB factory', activist claims

10/06/2010 · The South African gold mining industry may well have the highest incidence of TB in the world, with cases ranging from 3000 to 7000 per 100,000 miners per year, according to the South African Department of Health Tuberculosis Strategic Plan for South Africa 2007-2011

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South Africa: Historic Settlement Between Gold Industry

South African "white" mineworkers who fell victim to quartz dust in the colonial era were always well-provided for by both the apartheid authorities and the gold industry

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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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Miners' silicosis win paves way for industry compensation

The gold-mining industry caved and reached a settlement in a 12-year case brought by claimants over hazardous work conditions that cause silicosis and silico-tuberculosis

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Silicosis at autopsy in platinum mine workers

Silicosis rates in gold miners in South Africa are amongst the highest in the world: in 2007, 22 and 32% of black and white miners, respectively, were diagnosed with silicosis at autopsy The case series presented here is the first comprehensive report on silicosis at autopsy in platinum mine workers

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South African miners take lung disease fight to London

26/04/2014 · The fate of thousands of sick and dying South African gold miners could be decided in a British court if talks to set up an industry fund to compensate them continue to stall

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Commentary Occupational lung disease in the South African

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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‘Dying for gold’: the effects of mineral mining on HIV

Workers in South Africa’s gold mining industry have among the highest incidences of tuberculosis in the world, of between 3000 and 7000 cases per 100,000 population per year, compared with 981 per 100,000 population in South Africa overall and a global incidence of 128 per 100,000 population per year

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