Mine Health & Safety

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Lexis® Practical Guidance Mine Health and Safety is an online reference tool that focuses on the legislation, processes and procedures that regulate the health and safety of employees and other persons undertaking work on mines.

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Tladi Marumo

Tladi is a senior associate in the employment and labour team based in Johannesburg.
His practice focuses on mine and occupational health and safety law. He provides regulatory compliance advice, and representation in informal investigations and formal inquiry proceedings in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Tladi’s experience in providing comprehensive health and safety legal service to domestic and international companies in the mining, construction and engineering industries includes: the preparation of client specific health and safety management plans including contractor management plans, the provision of health and safety training to employers and employees, drafting of letters of appointment, conducting compliance audits and due diligences, the preparation for informal investigations and formal inquiry proceedings, preparation of representations to the Department of Mineral Resources and the Department of Labour, as well as representation in incident and accident related civil and criminal proceedings. Tladi’s expertise also extends to litigation involving class and group actions.
He regularly delivers conference papers, lectures and talks on topical health and safety issues, and class action litigation. As an Andrew W. Mellon scholar and lecturer, Tladi lectured on aspects of commercial law and company law at the Rhodes University Faculty of Law.
Tladi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) majoring in political and international studies, and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from Rhodes University. He has a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from Rhodes University focusing on class action litigation in South Africa and a comparative analysis of active international class litigation jurisdictions. He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Prospecting and Mining Law from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Table of contents.

  • Purpose and scope of MHS law

  • Department of Mineral Resources
  • The MHS Inspectorate

  • MHSdefinitions and scope
  • Jurisdictional separation

  • The fulfilment of legal duties
  • Employers duties
  • Employees rights and duties
  • The duties of manufacturers and suppliers

  • Statutory appointments
  • Appointment letters

  • Reportable events
  • Steps in reporting
  • MHSA investigation and report

  • Compulsory investigations
  • Discretionary investigations
  • Investigations by the NPA

  • Preparation for an inquiry
  • Procedure during an inquiry
  • Outcome of inquiry

  • Inquests
  • Joint inquiry and inquest

  • Offences and penalties under the MHSA
  • Criminal and common law offences and penalties

  • Appealing the decisions of Inspectors

  • Types of work contributing to exposure
  • Emergency response preparedness

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