|Document ID (ISN)||77726|
|Convention or series no.
||DME 16/3/2/5 -A1
Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate
||Guideline for the compilation of a mandatory code of practice on mine residue deposits
||Department of Minerals and Energy, Private Bag X 59, Pretoria 0001, South Africa, 2001. 23p. 9 ref.
||Mine residue deposits (MRDs) constitute a potential pollution and flow failure hazard, with possible health hazards, injury or loss of life. The South African Mines Health and Safety Act (MHSA) requires employers to prepare and implement a code of practice (COP) on any matter affecting the safety and health of employees. These COPs must comply with official guidelines. This document has been compiled to assist employers in the mining industry prepare a COP covering site selection, design, construction, operation, maintenance, modification and decommissioning of MRDs.
||public OSH institutions; landslides; mining industry; industrial waste; waste disposal; South Africa
||responsibilities of employers; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; safety guides; safe working methods; legislation; environmental pollution
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||South Africa|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Waste collection and disposal
Mining and quarrying