Resource company investments in health: a life of mine–life of community perspective

Kirsch, P. A., Viswanathan, D., Harris, J., Shi, M., Shandro, J. and Jagals, P. (2013). Resource company investments in health: a life of mine–life of community perspective. In: 23rd World Mining Congress 2013 Proceedings. 23rd World Mining Congress, Montreal, Canada, (). 11-15 August 2013.

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Author Kirsch, P. A.
Viswanathan, D.
Harris, J.
Shi, M.
Shandro, J.
Jagals, P.
Title of paper Resource company investments in health: a life of mine–life of community perspective
Conference name 23rd World Mining Congress
Conference location Montreal, Canada
Conference dates 11-15 August 2013
Proceedings title 23rd World Mining Congress 2013 Proceedings
Place of Publication Montreal, Canada
Publisher Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781926872155
Total pages 12
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The extractive industry has the potential to impact the health and well-being of workers, families and surrounding communities. In the current environment of social performance, project planning considers that activities should be conducted in the best environmentally, socially and economically acceptable way across the development cycle (i.e. from exploration → post-closure). In this context, health impacts of mining can be mapped and extend over the Life of the Community and can encompass worker injury and disease, exposure to communicable and non-communicable diseases, and health outcomes specific to family and community health and well-being outside the fence. To contribute to an emerging field focused on Health and the Extractive Industry, this paper reviews and compares health activities extracted from social and environmental reports published by selected major mining, oil and gas companies with operations in Australia and Canada. The objective of this review is to map corporate approaches to public health management across our previously developed Life-of-Mine within Life-of-Community (LOMLOC) framework in order to identify and compare trends and behaviour in corporate health investments across the project cycle, as well as identify the level of prevention targeted by this investment activity (i.e. primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of detrimental health impact). With the extractive industry facing ongoing rapid growth worldwide, this paper provides preliminary comparative information about corporate health spending by some companies in Australia and Canada. This information serves as a resource for minerals industry managers, civil society and regulators regarding current health management approaches in this sector.
Keyword Mining
Health prevention
Life of Mine-Life of Community framework
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2013, 15:38:08 EST by Philipp Kirsch on behalf of Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre