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Our approach to health and wellness

Each Region in the Gold Fields Group has an integrated Health, Safety and Wellness strategy in place which addresses regional specific risks and issues. An example of the South African Region strategy is outlined below.

Gold Fields South Africa
Health and Wellness Strategy
Vision To be the Global Leader in Sustainable Gold Mining
Safety Responsibility Honesty Respect Innovation Delivery
Achieve maximum human efficiency: Optimal life 24/7
Making it possible for employees not only to be disease free but attain optimal health
High level care and rehabilitation:
Access to centers of excellence and health technologies to get the best possible care to treat diseases and injuries
Occupational diseases & injuries prevention:
Ensure that employees are placed in risk appropriate jobs and investigations conducted in line with MHSA 11(5)
Healthy community:
To maintain and promote the physical, mental and social well- being of employees and communities.
Target: Reduce TB and HIV burden to below the general population and eradicate Silicosis in Novices
Management Plans: Electronic health records integrated into hygiene and safety system Q3 C2014
Managing Risk
CT Scan for people with 10 years or more in mining to exclude Silicosis
Exclusion of people on initials with healed TB or any chest scarring even if they are fit for work
Multi drug testing for initials and random testing for work force to be implemented
Silicosis specialists panel for diagnostics and classification
Clinical Excellence
Employees with chronic diseases to get counseling every quarter for compliance and support
Access to NETCARE specialist and rehabilitation networks
Emergency services management with E24 (access to their emergency network)
Primary health care provision
Collaboration through Chamber of Mines
Revision and implementation of GFSA standards on formulary and treatment protocols
Case management data mining to foster a proactive approach to health care through trend identification
Sharing of expertise and peer review
Operationalise the Health Management System
EAP programme
Collaborate with NGOs and communities
Chamber endorsed community projects
Roll out Health One system
Implementation of a risk based approach
Implement legal obligations registers
Emergency/crisis management preparedness
Occupational diseases submissions and disease notifications
Reduce absenteeism