exxaroMining Weekly reports that diversified miner Exxaro Resources on Friday launched its Khetha Ukuphepha safety campaign across all its business units and operations, as part of its journey towards zero harm.  

The campaign is aimed at improving the company’s lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) back to the target of 0.11 and to establish a firm foundation and culture of further improvements beyond this target to achieve zero harm.  Group manager for safety and health, Dr Joseph Matjila, explained that the launch formed part of Exxaro’s safety strategy, which encompassed five pillars.  The campaign falls under the pillar of ‘talking safety every day’, aimed at educating employees and reinforcing the safety message of the organisation.  Matjila noted that the campaign was being undertaken at a time of year commonly known as “silly season”, during which a high number of incidents occurred in the mining industry, to ensure employees were reminded of the risks they were facing during this period, at work and when they left for the festive season.  Meantime, Exxaro is on track to end this year as another fatality-free year, and is eagerly anticipating reaching the three-year fatality-free milestone by 2 March 2020.  The group employs some 26,000 employees.

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