Field Study of Occupational Health and Safety Management System in Mining Company of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Author: Włodzimierz Strelcow
Institution: Pomeranian University, Poland
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6647-8678
Author: Samuel Mwangalalo
Institution: Order management specialist & Master data, London Stock Exchange Group
Author: Agnieszka Sałek-Imińska
Institution: Pomeranian University, Poland
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2307-0605
Year of publication: 2023
Source: Show
Pages: 81-91
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/CEJSS.2023108
PDF: cejss/1/cejss108.pdf

The Central African region is known to be one of the most intensive growth and dangerous at same time regions in Africa. Therefore, this research focuses on the Democratic Republic of the Congo due to its large potential in mineral resources and aims to clarify the safety management situation at the mining industry. The paper examines the leading producer of copper in Africa and cobalt, situated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Nevertheless, it is also noted that the Democratic Republic of the Congo has a high percentage of children exploiting the copper and cobalt mines, a phenomenon occasioned by the current social and economic inequalities experienced by the DRC. This study will help clarify the situation of safety management systems in the mining industry and can be used by companies entering the emerging market.

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security Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Mining accidents safety work Cobalt Copper Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS)

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