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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

LA7

Global Compact ICMM Reasonable Assurance

The information below provides disclosure under the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicator
LA7: Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region

Silicosis

Silicosis is a disease characterised by lung fibrosis caused by the inhalation of particles containing respirable crystalline silica dust. It represents a risk in underground mining areas where there are high concentrations of quartz within the ore body. While the threat of silicosis persists in South Africa, efforts to eradicate the disease have largely been successful at the group’s operations in Brazil, as a result of the mechanisation of many processes, successful dust management programmes, intensive monitoring, and Brazilian legislation that limits the number of years that employees may work underground. Data below therefore applies to South Africa only.

Silicosis cases submitted to the MBOD
Silicosis cases 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
South Africa 263 459 409 442 462
Great Noligwa 71 153 137 180 207
Kopanang 98 158 126 143 152
Moab Khotsong 58 49 59 27 20
Mponeng 11 17 12 6 10
Savuka 4 4 8 8
Tau Lekoa - 42 37 51 49
TauTona 10 18 16 13 11
Other(1) 11 18 14 14 13
Total 263 459 409 442 462
  1. (1) South African Central Services and Vaal River

LA7

Global Compact ICMM Reasonable Assurance

The information below provides disclosure under the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicator
LA7: Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region

Tuberculosis

New cases of occupational tuberculosis
  2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
South Africa 541 821 974 874 923
Great Noligwa 77 135 189 161 213
Kopanang 94 162 223 165 167
Moab Khotsong 121 165 133 80 60
Mponeng 119 111 164 189 159
Savuka 19 38 42 56 54
Tau Lekoa - 53 75 60 73
TauTona 89 122 118 133 169
Other South Africa* 22 35 30 30 28
Guinea ** 2
Total 543 821 974 874 923
  1. (1) Includes SA Central Services and the Metallurgy regions
  2. (2) Total includes 2 patients diagnosed in Siguiri in Guinea
  3. NR Not reported

LA7

Global Compact ICMM

The information below provides disclosure under the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicator
LA7: Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region

Occupational lung disease

Cases of occupational lung disease
 20112010200920082007
South Africa 169 387 678 761 207
Great Noligwa 50 135 220 307 64
Kopanang 61 109 231 188 55
Moab Khotsong 27 47 71 33 6
Mponeng 13 12 27 32 14
Savuka 7 6 9 36 14
Tau Lekoa - 40 66 84 26
TauTona 4 19 32 44 12
Other(1) 7 19 22 37 16
Total 169 387 678 761 207

(1) Includes Metallurgical operations in both Vaal River, West Wits and in South African Central Services regions


LA7

Global Compact ICMM Reasonable Assurance

The information below provides disclosure under the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicator
LA7: Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region

Noise-induced hearing loss

Compensable cases of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)
 20112010200920082007
South Africa 69 64 77 85 77
Great Noligwa 14 11 6 17 23
Kopanang 6 16 8 16 11
Moab Khotsong 12 8 3
Mponeng 18 11 26 21 17
Savuka - 7 5
Tau Lekoa - 7 9 6 10
TauTona 16 7 18 20 13
Other* 3 4 3
Total 69 64 77 85 77

Data on NIHL applies to South Africa only

  1. (1) Includes Metallurgical plants.
  2. * Ernst & Young has provided assurance only in respect of new compensable cases of noise-induced hearing loss and only in South Africa