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IJSTR >> Volume 2- Issue 10, October 2013 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Fatigue Management Among Mining Department Shift Workers At Newmont Ghana Gold Limited Ahafo Mine, Kenyase, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana.

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AUTHOR(S)

Desmond Asare, Godfred Etsey Sebiawu,Napoleon Jackson Mensah

 

KEYWORDS

Key Terms: Newmont Ghana Gold Limited, Newmont Mining Corporation, Personal Protective Equipment and circadian disruptions.

 

ABSTRACT

Abstract: Fatigue is a growing problem in modern society. The incidences of insufficient sleep and circadian disruptions have become all too common in today's fast-paced world and these problems are increasingly taking their toll both in the workplace and in everyday life. Fatigue management is critical to shift workers as its effective management promotes an occupational health and wellbeing among workers including mining Shift workers. The case of this study was done at Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) Ahafo mine. The conditions under which some of the segments of the company work make them very much susceptible to fatigue. The study revealed that the mining shift work is male dominated and made up of the youth and; that the causes of fatigue was as a result of travelling long distances to work on daily basis under strict national speed limits of Ghana. Quality of sleep among respondents was insufficient and disturbances due to extra responsibilities as family heads. Lack of fatigue management training, noise from hauling activities and the monotonous nature of their jobs constitute the causes of fatigue among this shift workers investigated. The study recommended that more females should be given the necessary training and education for them to become employable at the mines, Newmont as a mining company should create residences for workers in neighbouring communities and also offer more training and education programmes on how fatigue should be managed by mine shift workers in the mining industry.

 

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