Mining companies are still under pressure to manage and address issues relating to health, safety and environmental aspects. These issues include harsh working conditions, legislative compliance, industry pressures from standards organisations (AMIRA, ISO, SIA, NOSA) and pressure from communities, workers, customers and shareholders.
The launch of the National Safety and Health Day by the Minerals Council South Africa (MCSA) (previously known as the Chamber of Mines), in August 2018, reaffirms the industry’s commitment towards Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) practices in mining.
While MCSA and mining stakeholders rally towards the zero-harm goal, mining organisations can substantially improve the work environment and protect its workforce by investing in a comprehensive and integrated OHS/MHS (Mining Health and Safety) solution.
This mining health and safety solution can assist mines to:
- Proactively and formally identify mining safety risks, hazards and precautions
- Encourage and ensure a safe work environment
- Reduce or eliminate fatalities and injuries – particularly vital in the hazardous mining environment
- Provide mitigating factors to help organisations be more proactive in their safety policies and make them more visible to avoid disastrous consequences
- Enforce predicative actions and scheduled inspections, which further aid incident management
Microsoft Dynamics Ax Production Accounting Module 2 (PAM 2) is the second module within our Production Accounting Module software suite included in the xMMP (exploration, Mining and Metals Processing) platform. PAM 2 is used in processing plants and tracks the location and value of the commodity, essentially improving the visibility and control of the revenue generated from the plants’ output.
The advantage of implementing a formal OHS/MHS system in the management of mines is to offer a more integrated approach to managing risk and compliance issues.
Organisations can better protect both the workforce and the environment by gathering and analysing near real-time data from several sources, turning information into action.
This mining health and safety system enables mines to have a comprehensive and transparent view of mine safety and related health issues whilst keeping all systems updated and in line with industry legislation and compliance requirements.
Read more about the mining safety campaign in Mining Weekly.
Decision Inc. Immix’s software provides extensive exploration, Mining, and Mineral Process (xMMP) solutions for key mining requirements, including functionality required for nearly all of the Total Life of Mine (LOM) requirements.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Dynamics AX), serves as the platform for our mining solutions, is a world-class global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution used by over 20 000 businesses across the globe.
Contact Decision Inc. Immix and speak to one of our experienced Microsoft Dynamics ERP consultants if you would like to see how an ERP system can help your business, and learn more about Dynamics AX OHS, its key functionalities, and key benefits.