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Document ID (ISN)77726
CIS number 01-1730
ISBN(s) 0-9584360-4-5
Year 2001
Convention or series no. DME 16/3/2/5 -A1
Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate
Title Guideline for the compilation of a mandatory code of practice on mine residue deposits
Bibliographic information Department of Minerals and Energy, Private Bag X 59, Pretoria 0001, South Africa, 2001. 23p. 9 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) public OSH institutions; landslides; mining industry; industrial waste; waste disposal; South Africa
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; safety guides; safe working methods; legislation; environmental pollution
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSouth Africa
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Natural phenomena
Waste collection and disposal
Mining and quarrying