MINING companies will have to check their guidelines regarding employees' safety from exposure to mechanical vibrations from heavy pit equipment because of a proposed European Union directive.

The EU Council of Ministers, (general affairs), last week gave the proposal its formal approval. It will now be sent to the European Parliament for a second reading in accordance with the co-decision procedure, which gives both institutions the right of veto.

If it is accepted by MEP's the directive will apply to cases in which vibrations ...

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