Mine Health and Safety Council

Company Info 
The Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC – “the Council”) is a national public entity (Schedule 3A) established in terms of Section 41 (1) of the Mine Health and Safety Act, no 29 of 1996, as amended. Established in June 1997, the MHSC is funded by public revenue and is accountable to Parliament.

The entity comprises a tripartite board which consists of five members representing the State, Organised Labour and Employers respectively in the South African mining industry. This has provided a platform of engagement on occupational health and safety issues for the tripartite stakeholders in the industry.

The responsibilities of the MHSC are governed by Section 43 and 44 of the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (act 29 of 1996) as amended, which provides that the MHSC must:

  •  Advise the Minister of Mineral Resources on health and safety at mines;

  • Co-ordinate the activities of its Committees, receive reports from these Committees and liaise with the Mining Qualifications Authority on matters relating to health and safety;

  • Liaise with any other statutory body concerned with matters relating to health and safety in the mining industry;

  • Promote a culture of health and safety in the mining industry;

  • Arrange and co-ordinate a Tripartite Summit to review the state of safety and health at mines at least every two years; and

  • Perform any other duty in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29 of 1996), as amended.

Contact 
Lester Martin
LMartin@mhsc.org.za

Lerato Seobi
LSeobi@mhsc.org.za

Webpage
https://mhsc.org.za/research-compendiums/

         

 


 

 

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