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Title: Tools for organisational risk evaluation for occupational health stressors (OREOHS) for the small-scale mining industry
Authors: Edwards, AL
Franz, RM
Schutte, PC
Steenkamp, T
Keywords: Occupational health stressors
Organisational risk evaluation
OREOHS
Small-scale mining industry
Occupational Health Southern Africa
Total organizational risk
Mining
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Publisher: Occupational Health Southern Africa
Citation: Edwards, AL, Franz, RM, Schutte, PC and Steenkamp, T. 2009. Tools for organisational risk evaluation for occupational health stressors (OREOHS) for the small-scale mining industry. Occupational Health Southern Africa, Vol. 15(4), pp 10-23
Abstract: Some of the main reasons for occupational health and safety deficiencies in small-scale mining are unawareness of risks of chronic occupational diseases and inadequately implemented education and training. The key needs of the sector is to provide access to knowledge and tools that will raise awareness and disseminate affordable, best practice methods for use by small-scale mines. With this in mind, the CSIR Occupational Health and Ergonomics research group have developed the OREOHS tool which is a comprehensive model for hazard identification and risk assessment of occupational health stressors that can be applied to mining operations of various types and sizes but in particular by small-scale enterprises. A scoring system was included in the checklists to facilitate a quantifying of the risk which would further enable a risk rating and ranking of health hazards in the workplace. Guidelines for the use of the organisational evaluation of risks associated with exposure to health stressors and guidelines for the use of each checklist are included. The OREOHS can be transposed onto a spreadsheet that will facilitate the automatic calculation of the risk rating and ranking of health hazards in a small mine.
Description: Copyright: 2009 Occupational Health Southern Africa
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3745
ISSN: 1024-6274
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Human factors
General science, engineering & technology

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