Resource PNG – Episode 82, 2013


we feature interviews related to Health and Safety of Mine Workers:


Shadrach Himmata

  1. Overview onthe key changes that will take place withthe mine safety act.
  2. How he plans on makingthe regulatory and institutional framework in PNG globally competitive by 2015
  3. Highlightsthe key differences between Mineral Resources Authority andthe Department of Mineral Policy.
Mohan Singh

  1. Highlights ofthe Safety Conference with relation to some ofthe achievements seen under his inspectorship.
  2. Key findings ofthe ChiefInspectors Report
  3. Describes hin PNG experience where he had some shocking experiences and whatthey were.
  4. HowtheIndustry has recognisedthe importance of safety and is willing to work withthe Dept ofthe ChiefInspector.
  5. PNG for the first time is not going to be an observer atthe ChiefInspectors conference but will be chairingthe meeting.  Mohan Singh discussesthe journey that has broughPNG this far.
  6. His vision for theInspectorate inthe future.
Dr. Adam Fletcher

  1. Causes of stress and fatigue amongst mine workers.
  2. How does sleep impact work stress in workers working night shifts as humans are programmed to sleep at night and not work at night.
  3. What Dr. Fletcher see’s in terms of work stress and fatigue with Ok Tedi Mine as he is working with Ok Tedi employees.
  4. Support received from Ok Tedi Management in terms of being provided access to workers andthe response from workers.
  5. Impact of fly in fly out workers on fatigue and stress
  6. ActionstheIndustry can take without waiting for legislative changes in occupational health and safety.
  7. Findings that have come up on how stress and fatigue affectthe body.
  8. Positive signs that Dr Fletcher has noticed withthe work he is carrying out with employees of Ok Tedi.
Dr John Menzies

  1. Overview on how ABe JTA began its journey with capacity building in health care.
  2. Howthe North Fly Health Services programme come about.
  3. Occupational health and safety not just on site but off site for workers.
  4. How data collected by company health clinics which can inform public policy.

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