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Health is related first and foremost to the well-being of people. For mining and metals companies, people are not only employees but they are also members of families, communities and broader society. The considerations of health must therefore extend beyond the boundaries of a mine – where companies can exercise greater control on the activities that can have an impact on health – and out into the communities that they may affect.  

Focus areas

Critical control management

To prevent fatal and catastrophic events from occurring – critical controls must be clearly defined and understood.

Occupational health

A large number of hazards in the mining and metals sector pose a potential risk to health and wellbeing.

Health risk assessment

Company members have a goal of zero fatalities, which they work towards by fully understanding the health risks of operations.

Community health

Health impact assessments

Communicable diseases



This work supports the above sustainable development goal.