Tati Nickel Mine Makes Safety Priority

| April 29, 2015

Botswana Mine Workers Union chairperson, Mr Jack Tlhagale, has applauded Tati Nickel Mining Company for promoting safety, health environment and quality (SHEQ) campaigns as one of the communication platforms.

Speaking at the launch of the mine’s 2015 SHEQ campaign on April 28, Mr Tlhagale said safety promotion awareness activities were important because they played a vital role in improving workplace safety.

He said the TNMC SHEQ theme which, was Nteba ke go lebe: Your Safety is My Safety, challenged all employees irrespective of their positions to care for one another. “It is not calling for managers to police employees but rather calls for individuals to collectively care for one another and adopt peer observe peer principle,” he said.

A Botswana Police Narcotics, Flora and Fauna Detective Constable Motshidisi Sello implored TNMC employees to guard against drug and substance abuse because by using them they put themselves at risk as they use heavy machinery.

He said drug and substance abuse does not only put one’s health at risk but could also lead to poverty because when the user is broke he can sell assets in order to buy the drugs.

Detective Constable Sello noted that the use of dagga is rampant in Francistown because of it is available at a cheap price.

A counselor at Botswana Substance Abuse Support Network (BOSASNET), Mr Isaac Tokonyane warned people against the use of dagga and tobacco saying that it could lead to infertility and erectional dysfunction.

He urged those who want to quit tobacco and dagga to liaise with his organisation, adding that the abuse of alcohol, dagga and tobacco do not only impact on the users but on their families as well.

Earlier in his welcome remarks, TNMC managing director, Mr Ditiro Lentswe assured the employees of the management commitment to turning around the mine and ensuring it does not close despite the turbulent times.

He commended those who stood by the mine despite its challenges.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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