ICMM members are committed to ensure their employees' health and wellbeing and our goal to reach Zero Occupational Harm by, among other things, assessing the health risks in the workplace. The first step is to assess the health risks present in a work environment, identifying all potential hazards and designing control measures to protect the health and wellbeing of workers.
An Occupational Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is the structured and systematic identification and analysis of workplace hazards to assess their potential risks to health and determine appropriate control measures to protect the health and wellbeing of workers.
The HRA process is a partnership between occupational health advisors, occupational / industrial hygiene advisors, managers and operational staff with each - depending on the circumstances - using their knowledge, experience and skills to support the HRA process.
HRAs within the mining and metals sector are especially complex because of the breadth and range of the mining lifecycle, this guide tries to address those complexities and offer guidance on how to tackle them.