The following safety and health targets have been set for 2007:
Targets for safety for 2007 are:
20% reduction in LTIFR;
50% of mining operations to be substantially compliant with OHSAS 18001 specification; and
no fatal accidents.
Key targets in this area remain to meet the South African Mine Health and Safety Councils targets for NIHL and silicosis, namely,
OLD: by 2008, 95% of all silica exposure measurements will be below the occupational exposure limit of 0,1mg/m3; and by 2013, no new cases of silicosis will occur in previously unexposed employees; and
NIHL: by 2013, noise emissions of all equipment will be below 110dBA; and by 2008, no deterioration in hearing greater than 10% will occur in noise-exposed employees.
In addition, efforts will continue to manage TB, a decrease on the 2006 figure of 31 per 1,000 is aimed for.