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Compensation Systems For Occupational Diseases NICD

Compensation Systems For Occupational Diseases NICD

Oct 21, 2010 There are two compensation systems in South Africa which are governed by two different statutes: the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) of 1993 and the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act (ODMWA). These acts differ in their administration and benefits provided. 1. Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act (ODMWA) The […]

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Occupational lung disease in the South African mining

Occupational lung disease in the South African mining

Table 2: Studies of occupational disease compensation processes and outcomes in miners employed on South African mines Study Context Study Outcome period Steen et al Trapido et al14 Murray et al64 Roberts65 Maiphetlho et al66 304 former gold miners living in Thamanga, Botswana 238 former gold miners living in Eastern Cape, South Africa All 2530 ...

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Occupational Health View Article

Occupational Health View Article

Occupational asthma is the most common occupational lung disease in industrialised countries, ... and discusses the sources and outcomes of PTSD claims reported by the South African mining sector to Rand Mutual Assurance Company for compensation benefits. Interestingly, most of the claims were from the gold mining industry, and the majority ...

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Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research

Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research

Occupational asthma associated with bleached chlorine free cellulose dust in a ... Occ Med 2012; 62:64-66. Ehrlich RI. A century of miners’ compensation in South Africa Am J Ind Med 2012; 55:560-9. ... Predictors of silicosis in an cross company study in the South African gold mining industry. 23rd EPICOH Congress on Epidemiology ...

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease due to occupational

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease due to occupational

Wiles FJ, Faure MH. Chronic obstructive lung disease in gold miners. Inhaled Part. 1975 Sep; 4 (Pt 2):727–735. [Google Scholar] Hnizdo E. Loss of lung function associated with exposure to silica dust and with smoking and its relation to disability and mortality in South African gold miners. Br J Ind Med. 1992 Jul; 49 (7):472–479.

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Silicosis miners' fight for compensation is just one

Silicosis miners' fight for compensation is just one

Mar 15, 2016 South African gold miners still have rates of more than 1000 per 100000 people. In the US and Cuba, the TB rate per 100000 people is less than 20 cases. What is …

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Occupational Medicine School of Public Health and Family

Occupational Medicine School of Public Health and Family

The Division’s research programme arises from clinical and consultancy activities, with current interest in sentinel surveillance for occupational disease, occupational allergies and asthma, occupational contact dermatitis, occupational lung disease in ex-miners and reform possibilities of the worker’s compensation systems in South Africa.

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Workers' compensation ' too little too late Health e

Workers' compensation ' too little too late Health e

Jul 28, 2000 Derick Wolfaardt had been employed in a factory in Bellville South, Cape Town for 13 years when he developed chronic asthma in 1997. Medical reports from specialists at the occupational disease clinic at Groote Schuur Hospital and the Drug Research Unit at the University of Stellenbosch argued that there was enough evidence to make a case for work-induced asthma.

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Silicosis the shifting sands of compensation for sick miners

Silicosis the shifting sands of compensation for sick miners

Mar 28, 2017 Following catastrophic epidemics of silicosis and TB among gold miners during the “speed-up” in the first decade of the 20th century, the South African state began regulating the industry and creating the highly racially discriminatory compensation system under what we know now as the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act 1973, with ...

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R5bn TB and silicosis payout Clock is ticking for 500

R5bn TB and silicosis payout Clock is ticking for 500

Jul 20, 2020 While affected ex-miners are dying at an alarming rate the Tshiamiso Trust has to date not paid out any compensation to an estimated 500,000 ex-miners in South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini ...

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Health Disparities are an Occupational Health Issue

Health Disparities are an Occupational Health Issue

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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Class action secures payout for S Africa goldminers over

Class action secures payout for S Africa goldminers over

May 03, 2018 South African gold miners work a rockface in an undated image from c.1998. File photograph: Reuters In cases where successful applicants to the compensation scheme die before they receive a payout ...

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Miners' silicosis win paves way for industry compensation

Miners' silicosis win paves way for industry compensation

Mar 10, 2016 In August 2004, having concluded the asbestos-miners’ litigation against Cape plc, we began the silicosis litigation for South African gold-miners. The goal was the establishment of an ...

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Occupational lung diseases from old and novel exposures

Occupational lung diseases from old and novel exposures

May 01, 2017 Occupational asthma can result from an allergic response to a specific workplace sensitiser (known as immunological occupational asthma) ... disease trends at autopsy in South African gold miners. Environ Health Perspect, 118 (2010), pp. 421-426. ... Changes in rates and severity of compensation claims for asthma due to diisocyanates: a ...

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South Africa Silicosis the Shifting Sands of

South Africa Silicosis the Shifting Sands of

Mar 28, 2017 The gold mining industry is trying to move sick miners from the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA). The Department ...

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Brief history of gold mining in South Africa Mining for

Brief history of gold mining in South Africa Mining for

Brief history of gold mining in South Africa. INCLUDING MAJOR EVENTS. 1873. First large-scale production began when alluvial deposits were discovered at Pilgrim’s Rest. 1884. Gold was discovered in the Witwatersrand which led to an influx of miners from around the world. 1886 -.

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Hazards identified and the need for The Author s 2015

Hazards identified and the need for The Author s 2015

metals in South African mines. Finally, uranium (U), a radioactive substance of moderate acute toxicity,57 is found in South African gold ore in concentrations of around 100–300 ppm. Mining of U-bearing ore often releases and mobilises high concentrations of the radionuclide in the bio-sphere. Mine tailings dams and dumps are known

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Lung test delay halts compensation for South African gold

Lung test delay halts compensation for South African gold

Aug 11, 2020 South Africa’s coronavirus outbreak is expected to severely delay the compensation of ex-miners due a share of a five billion rand (€261 million) lung disease settlement agreed with six gold ...

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Compensation for silicosis affected miners in South Africa

Compensation for silicosis affected miners in South Africa

Aug 12, 2021 A South African organisation that represents silicosis-affected gold miners has said that compensation for them should be expedited for successful applicants. It emerged last month that only R9 million (approximately AUD833,000) had been paid by the fund established by mining giants following a class action suit.

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Occupational Asthma Reference Variation in incidences of

Occupational Asthma Reference Variation in incidences of

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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Occupational Lung Disease Media MINING.COM

Occupational Lung Disease Media MINING.COM

goal of a comprehensive solution to issues relating to compensation for occupational lung disease in the gold mining industry in South Africa that is both fair to past, present and future gold mining

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South Africa sets aside R1.5bn for miners Brand South Africa

South Africa sets aside R1.5bn for miners Brand South Africa

Jun 01, 2015 South Africa sets aside R1.5bn for miners. 01 Jun 2015. 1 June 2015. When Oupa Sonopi started working in the mine at the age of 25, he was never informed of the high risk of contracting tuberculosis (TB). It was only in 2010 when he was 30 years …

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Attribution of lung cancer to asbestos exposure in South

Attribution of lung cancer to asbestos exposure in South

1.1 History of asbestos mining and use in South Africa South Africa has mined, used and exported all three major types of asbestos: chrysotile, amosite and crocidolite. Asbestos mining and production in South Africa peaked in 1977 with 380 000 tons being produced: making South Africa the third largest supplier of asbestos in the world1. By the ...

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the Mine Health and Safety Act 1996 Act No. 29 of 1996

the Mine Health and Safety Act 1996 Act No. 29 of 1996

by the Chamber of Mines of South Africa, working under the control of a person appointed in terms of section 12 of the Act, 16.6(4) The employer must take reasonably practicable measures to ensure that a written report on the inspection contemplated in regulation 16.6(3)(b) is provided within 7 days to the manager appointed in terms of section ...

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South African miners take lung disease fight to London

South African miners take lung disease fight to London

Apr 26, 2014 South African miners take lung disease fight to London ... The fate of thousands of sick and dying South African gold miners could be decided in a British court if …

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compensation of occupational asthma in south african gold

compensation of occupational asthma in south african gold

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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Counting the Cost Gold Mining and Occupational Disease in

Counting the Cost Gold Mining and Occupational Disease in

Jan 22, 2009 The Legal Adviser to the Chamber of Mines, G. E. Barry, remarked at the 1930 Silicosis Conference in Johannesburg that the compensation scheme imposed such a heavy cost on employers that some mines had been forced to close. 16 H. W. Sampson, Minister of Posts and Telegraphs, told the delegates that compensation cost the gold mines almost one million pounds per year or 15 million pounds in the period from 1911 to 1929. 17 If adequate compensation had been paid to black miners …

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How to Claim Occupational Health Process in the South

How to Claim Occupational Health Process in the South

Occupational Health Process in the South African Mining Industry

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Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African

Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African

Jan 24, 2013 for compensation for an occupational respira ... such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, in later years. ... 237 Inhalation of silica dust by South African gold miners causes ...

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Tackling injustices of occupational lung disease acquired

Tackling injustices of occupational lung disease acquired

Jun 28, 2018 South Africa’s mineral resources have produced, and continue to produce, enormous economic wealth; yet decades of colonialism, apartheid, capital flight, and challenges in the neoliberal post-apartheid era have resulted in high rates of occupational lung disease and low rates of compensation for ex-miners and their families. Given growing advocacy and activism of current and …

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