At the Bisha Mine, we run a growing occupational health program that aims to provide ongoing training, program development, and inspections to keep our workers safe and healthy.

Nevsun’s Guiding Health & Safety Principles:
  • All injuries are preventable
  • Our most important objective is safety and health
  • Working safely is a condition of employment
  • Any task that can’t be done safely shouldn’t be done

Occupational Health and Safety is part of our mandatory induction training for all workers. It includes training in hazard identification, fire awareness, noise, dehydration, proper lifting techniques, personal protective equipment, and lockout and tag-out (isolation). The first aid training component is presented by the Eritrean Ministry of Health and coordinated by the Bisha Training Centre.

Beyond induction training, our Bisha Training Centre also offers sessions on Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA), and food safety and hygiene.


Originally from Dekemhare City, Eritrea, Mussie joined the company about six months ago. He has a degree from the Eritrean Institute of Technology and previously worked for the Ministry of Information. He enjoys working at Bisha because of the attractive salary, the living accommodations, and the mine’s excellent safety record. He hopes to see his career grow with the company, perhaps becoming a counsellor one day. His hobbies include listening to music and supporting Arsenal of the UK Premier League.