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Document ID (ISN)78112
CIS number 02-431
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) La Grange M.
Title HIV/AIDS in the South African mining industry: Health and safety implications
Bibliographic information Feb. 2001, Vol.17, No.1, p.31-37. Illus. 10 ref.
Internet access 02-0431.pdf [in English]
Abstract As the global HIV/AIDS epidemic continues unabated, South Africa is experiencing a rapid spread of the virus. The mining industry, in spite of having recognized the risks of the epidemic at an early stage, suffers greatly from the full impact of this disease. In addition to the socio-economic implications of the disease, it has significant consequences for occupational safety and health (impact of the disease on workers' performance, fatalistic or suicidal attitudes, risk of contagion).
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; mining industry; immunodeficiency syndrome; South Africa
Descriptors (secondary) contagion; chronic diseases; social aspects; economic aspects; human behaviour
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSouth Africa
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Mining and quarrying