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– Citations usually ignoredCommissioner ofGGMC Rickford VieiraThe Commission of Inquiry (COI) into mining deaths has concluded that the regulatory agencies, in particular Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) did not have the focus, capacity or strategy to ensure that mining operations fulfilled their legal responsibilities under health and safety laws and requirements of the Mining Act.After an examination of GGMC, the COI findings revealed that even when GGMC performs its normal monitoring functions and flags a non-compliant operator, operators do not take them seriously and would continue their dangerous practices while the Commission looks the other way.The COI into mining deaths was ordered by President David Granger following Guyana’s worst mining accident in recent memory- the collapse of a Mowasi, Potaro mining pit that buried 10 miners alive. It was conducted by Chairman Dr. Grantley Walrond, Colin Sparman,Cheap Jerseys From China, of Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners’ Association (GGDMA), a representative of the Ministry of Social Protection, with Jo Bayah as the Technical Advisor.The work of the COI commenced on July 1, with a one-month time span and when their work, which included extensive field work, was concluded,Cheap NFL Jerseys China, their report was submitted to the Minister of Governance.According to the report,Jerseys NFL China, Geotechnical parameters-which have to be done by the engineer on the mining pit- to examine the pit height, slope, material competency, etc must be done to support miners. The report went on to note that GGMC with its available trained professionals must be the leader in this endeavour.In fact, the report noted, some miners surveyed during the investigative period were willing to defray the costs in order to benefit from this essential and technical but life-saving service.The COI found that GGMC “was not focused and has not been doing its work properly.” It also stated that legal interference and interpretations which threatened to subvert the Commission’s work must be resisted.This was the case in the collapse of the Mowasi mining pit. Leading up to the accident, operator Imran Khan was able to secure an injunction from the courts against GGMC thus blocking wardens from entering his mining operation.In consideration of this, the report added that GGMC must adopt a “proactively aggressive posture against the persons and institutions which seek to derail it from its health and safety mandates.”This posture,Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale, the report said, was greatly lacking and must undergo a change in light of the recent mining accidents.The COI report also criticized the decision-making at the executive level, saying that the “decision nodes” at that level were not visible and moreover follow-ups were done in an ad-hoc and perfunctory manner.It was observed that the management of GGMC lacked an appropriate feedback mechanism for ongoing actions.In fact,Wholesale NFL Jerseys, the report chided GGMC by noting, that too often files from actions it was involved in would go missing, leaving the responsibility of re-creating the file to the client. In cases where the file does not go missing, they are left perpetually open without closure.“There is currently no clear protocol in place for dealing with post-accident issues including a ‘terms of resumption of work’ guideline. The evidence suggests that most operators have gone back to work after accidents without clear indications of what the GGMC and other agencies expect of them,” the COI determined.The COI recommendation in this respect was for a clear post-accident protocol to be implemented. In addition, the report said, this protocol system needs to be integrated into the investigation and closure arrangement whenever an accident occurs.“Remedial measures must be implemented in the industry to bring it to an acceptable state of compliance with the mining act and regulations, but these must be phased in to guarantee the continuation of livelihoods. The GGMC must urgently identify areas of the greatest threats and prioritize a scheme (to remedy it).”Task forceThe report noted that whenever an accident occurs,Jerseys NFL Cheap, emergency responses for search and rescue are inadequate. It strongly recommended a task force to be established in order to establish a clear protocol to handle and respond to accidents.“All operations must sign on to this new protocol and know exactly what notice mechanism and responses must be triggered in case of a serious incident,” the COI recommended.It is understood that Minister with responsibility for Natural Resources and Environment Raphael Trotman will be holding meetings with industry stakeholders, where the report is expected to be discussed.
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