Sepon Gold & Copper Mine
Company: Lane Xang Minerals Limited (LXML) – 90% owned by Minerals and Metals Group (MMG), 10% owned by Laos Government
Location: Sepon, Laos
Features: Comprises 1,947m2 contract area and contains over 4 million ounces of gold and 1.2 million tonnes of copper.
Challenge: To highlight key health and safety issues around the mine site and to improve the general safety culture of the workers.
Vipac’s role: Conducted a site wide assessment of noise, whole-body vibration and air emission exposure, issued a list of required intervention based on measured impacts and implemented mitigation measures. Also provided recommendations for improved lighting and safety signage in key areas.
Benefit: Lowered risk of injury and health effects to personnel.