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  • OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT

    Occupational Health And Safety Management

    health and safety practices among female workers in small scale mining in Ghana West Africa. Eighty Four (84) female respondents above the age of 18years in three (3) rural

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  • Artisanal and SmallScale Mining Handbook of Ghana

    Artisanal And Smallscale Mining Handbook Of Ghana

    This Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Handbook for Ghana is the result of a training session held in Ghana in September 2017 through the sub-program on ASM under the overall PanAfGeo project. ... ASM mining site, processing of

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  • Rapid Health Situation Assessment ReportGhana Piloting

    Rapid Health Situation Assessment Reportghana Piloting

    Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is,broadly speaking, the exploitation of smaller gold deposits by individuals, small groups or small cooperatives (1). ASGM often is labor-intensive work using no or limited mechanization and may have low recovery rates. The sector is often by low levels of capital, productivity, occupationalsafety, and limited access to land and

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  • Mining In Ghana Energy and Natural Resources Ghana

    Mining In Ghana Energy And Natural Resources Ghana

    Jun 29, 2020 The Minerals and Mining (Health, Safety and Technical) Regulations, 2012 (L.I 2182) ... only corporate bodies incorporated in Ghana under the laws of the Republic of Ghana shall be given a mineral right in Ghana. A license for small-scale mining is, however, granted only to a citizen of the Republic of Ghana who has attained the age of 18 years ...

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  • An IntegrAted Assessment of ArtIsAnAl And s gold

    An Integrated Assessment Of Artisanal And S Gold

    6. Partly in response, the government legalized small-scale mining in 1989 but most miners still operate informally without government oversight. Currently Ghana is the second largest gold producer in Africa, yet divisions remain between a large-scale sector dominated by foreign companies and a mostly informal small-scale

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  • Health Risks of Heavy Metals in selected Food Crops

    Health Risks Of Heavy Metals In Selected Food Crops

    Health Risks of Heavy Metals in selected Food Crops cultivated in Small-scale Gold-mining Areas in Wassa-Amenfi-West District of Ghana An assessment of heavy metals (Pb, Cu, Zn, Ni, and Cd) in soils, Cassava (Manihot esculenta crantz) and plantain (Musa paradisiacal) was conducted in Wassa-Amenfi-West District, a small-scale gold-mining area in ...

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  • mining in Ghana identifying problems and possible

    Mining In Ghana Identifying Problems And Possible

    An overview of small-scale gold mining Before proceeding with the case study, it is import-ant to clarify that small-scale gold-mining activities are not unique to Ghana, and are, in fact, wide-spread throughout Africa, Latin America and Asia (see Figure 1 for an overview of the locations of important small-scale gold-mining regions around the ...

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  • challenges of small scale mining companies in ghana

    Challenges Of Small Scale Mining Companies In Ghana

    201626 SciRP journal ijg The Need to Regularise Activities of Illegal Small Scale Mining in Ghana A Focus on the Tarkwa Dunkwa Hi . Ghana 39s government focuses on reforming small scale mining The role of galamsey or artisanal small scale miners in Ghana likely face challenges as a result of depressed global commodities .

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  • The human health risks assessment of mercury in soils and

    The Human Health Risks Assessment Of Mercury In Soils And

    Jun 16, 2021 The human health risks assessment of mercury in soils and plantains from farms in selected artisanal and small-scale gold mining communities around Obuasi, Ghana. Sylvester Addai-Arhin, ... Ghana. The human health risk assessment was evaluated using hazard quotient ...

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  • Artisanal and smallscale gold mining and health

    Artisanal And Smallscale Gold Mining And Health

    environmental and occupational health hazards associated with artisanal and small-scale gold mining Sponge gold the output of the burning step in ASGM when amalgam is heated to separate mercury from the gold.

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  • PDF Health Risks of Heavy Metals in selected Food Crops

    Pdf Health Risks Of Heavy Metals In Selected Food Crops

    Journal of Natural Sciences Research www.iiste.org ISSN 2224-3186 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0921 (Online) Vol.3, No.5, 2013 Health Risks of Heavy Metals in selected Food Crops cultivated in Small-scale Gold-mining Areas in Wassa-Amenfi-West District of Ghana Musah Saeed Zango, Maxwell Anim-Gyampo* and Boateng Ampadu Earth and Environmental Science Department,

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  • Assessment of Noncancerous Health Risk from Exposure to

    Assessment Of Noncancerous Health Risk From Exposure To

    Jan 24, 2012 Agyemang I (2010) Population dynamics and health hazards of small-scale mining activity in the Bolgatanga and Talensi-Nabdam districts of the upper east region of Ghana. Indian J Sci Technol 3(10)11131120

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  • Ministry Encourages Responsible SmallScale Mining

    Ministry Encourages Responsible Smallscale Mining

    Dec 16, 2021 THE MINISTRY of Lands and Natural Resources has launched an award scheme to reward responsible small-scale miners who adhere to the health, safety and environmental standards of small-scale mining. The awards ceremony will be held annually to promote responsible and sustainable mining in the sector. This years maiden edition will be held on ...

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  • Global Report on Artisanal and SmallScale Mining

    Global Report On Artisanal And Smallscale Mining

    The main reasons for occupational health and safety deficiencies in small-scale mining can be resumed as follows 1. Economic situation Most small-scale mines are working under marginal economic conditions, providing daily living for their owners or workers. As even basic safety

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  • The hazardous nature of small scale underground

    The Hazardous Nature Of Small Scale Underground

    Jan 01, 2016 The hazardous nature of small scale underground mining in Ghana. 1. Introduction. Small scale mining (SSM) may refer to the mining of ore deposits by individuals or groups of persons with little technical know-how ... 2. Legal and regulatory framework of small scale mining. 3. Small scale mining ...

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  • Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of

    Review Of Environmental And Health Impacts Of

    Mar 12, 2018 Health Impacts of Mining in Ghana According to Ahern and Stephens, mining remains one of the most hazardous occupations in the world, both in terms of short-term injury and loss of life, but also due to long-term impacts such as cancers and respiratory conditions, including silicosis, asbestosis and pneumoconiosis.18

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  • Injury rate and risk factors among smallscale gold

    Injury Rate And Risk Factors Among Smallscale Gold

    Results The annual incidence rate of mining-related injury was 289 per 1000 workers. Injuries were mainly caused by machinery/tools 66 (46.1%), followed by slip/falls 46 (32.2%). The major risk factor for injury was underground work (adjusted odds ratio for injury 3.19 95% CI 1.42-7.20) compared with surface work.

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  • Population dynamics and health hazards of small

    Population Dynamics And Health Hazards Of Small

    Oct 10, 2010 This study attempts to relate population size and health hazards in the study area to the activity of small-scale mining. Based on the findings from field work it was deduced that the prevailing increase in population size and spread of communicable diseases as documented in the Regional Biostatistics service are related directly and indirectly to the activities of the

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  • Injury rate and risk factors among smallscale gold

    Injury Rate And Risk Factors Among Smallscale Gold

    Oct 24, 2019 There is growing attention globally to small-scale mining and the associated occupational health risks faced by its workforce. Anecdotal evidence suggest that small-scale mining poses more occupational hazards than what may be found in more regulated or large scale mining operations . This study sought to estimate the incidence of injuries among small

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  • PDF Safety in Small Scale Underground Mining in

    Pdf Safety In Small Scale Underground Mining In

    blasting of ore pose major health threats due to p oorly ventilated stopes. Moreover, mercury amalgamation technique which is heavily relied on for ore extraction poses a

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  • Injury Profiles Associated with Artisanal and Small

    Injury Profiles Associated With Artisanal And Small

    The most injury-prone mining activities were excavation (58.7%) and crushing (23.1%), and over 70% of the injuries were reported to be due to miners being hit by an object. The majority of the injuries (57%) were lacerations, and nearly 70% of the injuries were to the upper or lower limbs.

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  • SmallScale Mining in Ghana The Government and

    Smallscale Mining In Ghana The Government And

    The study aimed to assess the knowledge and views of workers about the occupational health hazards and problems related to small-scale gold mining in Obuasi Municipality, Ghana, to

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  • Pilot Assessment of Hazards and Health Effects in a Small

    Pilot Assessment Of Hazards And Health Effects In A Small

    Background Small-scale artisanal gold mining (SAGM) operations contribute a substantial fraction to the exports of some countries for example, as much as 40% in the West African nation of Ghana.However, for a variety of reasons, SAGM work is often poorly regulated, and a large fraction of gold mining sites are operated illegally.

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  • The hazardous nature of small scale underground mining in

    The Hazardous Nature Of Small Scale Underground Mining In

    Small scale mining continues to contribute significantly to the growth of Ghana39s economy. However, the sector poses serious dangers to human health and the environment. Ground failures resulting from poorly supported stopes have led to injuries

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  • MINERALS AND MINING POLICY OF GHANA

    Minerals And Mining Policy Of Ghana

    7.0 occupational health and safety 8.0 fiscal policy for mining 9.0 promotion of efficient artisanal and small-scale mining operations 10.0 securing the maximum benefits and minimising the costs of mining ensuring mining contributes to sustainable development 2 table of contents 4 4 5 9 16 20 23 24 29 32 34 37 41 44

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  • Galamsey In Ghana The Good The Bad And The Ugly

    Galamsey In Ghana The Good The Bad And The Ugly

    Mar 02, 2020 The government of the Republic of Ghana led by His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his own volition and conviction and in response to the general expectations of the Ghanaian people declared war on illegal small scale mining or galamsey after the several failed attempts by previous regimes to fight the canker.

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  • Mining Law 2022 Laws and Regulations Ghana ICLG

    Mining Law 2022 Laws And Regulations Ghana Iclg

    Sep 13, 2021 The Minerals and Mining (Health, Safety and Technical) Regulations, 2012 (L.I 2182) have detailed provisions on health and safety. The Minerals and Mining (Explosives) Regulations, 2012 (L.1 2177) regulate the conveyance, storage, possession, manufacture and use of explosives for mining, quarrying and civil works, as well as substances used for ...

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  • The Impact of Illegal Mining on the Ghanaian Youth

    The Impact Of Illegal Mining On The Ghanaian Youth

    on small scale basis in Ghana. Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in developing countries is a largely poverty-driven activity. It is a practice that involves rudimentary techniques of mineral extraction, highly manual processes, hazardous working conditions, and frequently negative human and environmental health impacts (Barning, 2002).

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  • Ghanas battle with illegal smallscale mining Africa at LSE

    Ghanas Battle With Illegal Smallscale Mining Africa At Lse

    Jul 15, 2019 The mining practice is generally referred to as artisanal and small-scale (ASM), which, despite varying definitions globally, broadly describes mining by individuals, groups, families or cooperatives with minimal or no mechanisation, often in the markets informal sectors. In Ghana, ASM encompasses any plot measuring up to 25 acres.

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  • Report Safety Health System Mines Rwanda

    Report Safety Health System Mines Rwanda

    2 SMALL SCALE MINING IN RWANDA 9 2.1 Occupational Safety and Health in Five Rwandan Mining Companies 10 2.1.1 Current OSH Conditions 12 2.2 The Legal and Regulatory Framework 14 2.2.1 Rwandas Mining Policy and Laws 14 2.2.2 Labour Policy and Laws 15 2.2.3 Relevant International Conventions 15

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  • Injuries among Artisanal and SmallScale Gold Miners in Ghana

    Injuries Among Artisanal And Smallscale Gold Miners In Ghana

    Jun 30, 2015 Thus, small-scale gold mining is of tremendous economic importance in Ghana, and many other developing countries, especially in places where alternative livelihoods are limited, though a number of public health hazards exist in the sector that pose challenges 10,11.

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  • MINERALS COMMISSION Ghana

    Minerals Commission Ghana

    1.2 Broad Overview of the Small Scale Mining (SSM) Sector in Ghana. Small Scale Mining (SSM) has evolved from the artisanal stage through the use of rudimentary equipment such as shovels, pick axes and sluice boards to currently semi-mechanised operations involving the use equipment such as excavators, bulldozers and Washing Plants.

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  • The Mining Industry in Ghana A Blessing or a Curse

    The Mining Industry In Ghana A Blessing Or A Curse

    is owned by foreigners and the rest by the state of Ghana and several small scale Ghanaian operators largely due to the legal restriction of small scale mining to nationals (Akabzaa Darimani, 2001). Currently, there are eleven large scale mining companies operating eight gold mines, one bauxite, one diamond and one manganese mine, in

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  • Safety health in smallscale surface mines A

    Safety Health In Smallscale Surface Mines A

    the safety and health of those involved in small-scale surface mines. They are for mining operators, supervisors and mineworkers. The guidelines set out the basic re q u i rements for protecting workers safety and health and contain recommendations on good mining prac-tices to be followed in order to protect safety and health.

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  • Environmental Impacts of Mining A Study of Mining

    Environmental Impacts Of Mining A Study Of Mining

    Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7% of the countrys GDP. The mining sector in Ghana consists of both small-scale and large-scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This paper provides an exposition

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