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What is the correct PPE for head-to-toe protection in mining?
What is the correct PPE for head-to-toe protection in mining?Mineworkers require specific Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to protect the entire body from any harm or injury in the mining environment. Determining what this PPE should be depends on a proper risk assessment of the specific application. Here North Safety Products Africa Steelpoort Branch Manager Michael Malan elaborates on the different types of PPE that is required. The consequences of not having proper PPE may lead to injuries, loss of a limb or part of a limb, a permanent physical defect, or even a fatality, Malan cautions. An added impact is increased downtime, which translates into reduced profits and greater overheads. North Safety Products Africa supplies specific PPE to meet the varied needs of different sectors of the mining environment, in full compliance with all safety regulations and legal requirements as per the requisite risk assessment. Head and face prot
Redpath Mining Africa forges ahead with Southern African raiseboring division
Redpath Mining Africa forges ahead with Southern African raiseboring divisionThe Redpath Mining raiseboring manufacturing team has continued to innovate, develop, and deliver the latest technology to the mining industry, resulting in the Redbore family of raisedrills. Since the inception of Redpath Mining’s raiseboring division within Southern Africa two years, the com
BI receives Certificate for Outstanding Service from Sasol
BI receives Certificate for Outstanding Service from SasolPRESS RELEASE BI receives Certificate for Outstanding Service from Sasol 20 February 2017: Bearings International (BI) has been presented with a Certificate for Outstanding Service and Support from Sasol in recognition of the longstanding business relationship between the two companies. BI
SA first as SEW-EURODRIVE supplies new HVAC drives to major pharmaceutical distributor
SA first as SEW-EURODRIVE supplies new HVAC drives to major pharmaceutical distributorSEW-EURODRIVE has successfully supplied MOVITRAC® LTP-B Eco HVAC drive units to DSV Healthcare of Meadowview, Johannesburg. Designed and engineered specifically to optimise fan and pump performance in HVAC applications, the drive was launched at Electra Mining 2016. This is the first application
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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
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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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