· To determine the potential risk factors for injury, estimate the annual injury rate and examine the safety perceptions, and use of personal protective equipment among smallscale gold miners in Ghana. A crosssectional survey was carried out with 494 smallscale gold miners from four major mining districts in Ghana. A based approach was used to obtain a representative sample of miners.
ARtISAnAl AnD SMAllSC AlE GolD MInInG In G hAnA | EID ENCE TO INFORM AN 'ACTION DIALOGU E' 6 Summary Introduction In Ghana, artisanal and smallscale mining (ASM) has grown in size and significance. Its contribution to wealth creation, employment and the economy makes it one of the nation's most important livelihood activities,