A healthy workforce is essential to safe and sustainable mining. Our integrated wellness management programme aims to prevent occupational health hazards from affecting employee health and to actively identify and manage health risks and chronic conditions that may affect wellness and quality of life.
Occupational health focus areas
• Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)
• Occupational respiratory diseases from exposure to particulate matter, fumes and hazardous substances
Primary health focus areas
• Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB)
• HIV and Aids
• Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Chronic health focus areas
Primary healthcare services, including treatment and counselling, are provided at each mine’s wellness centre.
We have memorandums of understanding (MOUs) between the Northern Cape Department of Heath and Beeshoek, Black Rock and Khumani mines. These MOUs strengthen the implementation of provincial strategies for pulmonary TB, HIV and Aids, sexually transmitted infections and chronic diseases. They also extend primary healthcare services to contractors and communities. By building the capacity of local clinic staff engaging communities and other stakeholders, these partnerships aim to decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with communicable and chronic diseases.