A diamond is an iconic symbol of wealth and power in the diamond mining industry.
But a study has revealed that diamond mining workers often suffer from a lack of knowledge and emotional support.
As the BBC reports, “Diamonds are also used as a means of financing crime, and are often taken in large amounts of cash by gangs.
Diamonds are a commodity in and of themselves and can often be easily mispriced.”
The study, which was conducted by the University of Queensland’s Faculty of Engineering, found that workers who had been working in diamond mines reported experiencing emotional distress, depression, anxiety and self-harm.
In addition, workers who received the diamond were more likely to experience physical harm such as broken bones, bruises and cuts.
The study also found that while there were some benefits to being in the mines, it could also be traumatic for workers.
“The diamond is a tool that can be used as currency in a society,” study co-author Professor Jonathan McLean told the BBC.
“People have a lot of attachment to it and to the diamond.
They might think they can use it for their own benefit or for the benefit of their families.”
The BBC report also reveals that the Diamonds International Mining Conference in the United Arab Emirates is one of the largest events held by the mining industry, where there is often an attendance boost for the diamond industry.
The conference is also where the diamond miners are able to meet with the company executives, the head of Diamonds Mining, and other members of the diamond trade.
However, the study revealed that this event is not always a safe place for workers to discuss their mental health.
“It is difficult for workers who work in diamond mining to discuss with the other members about their mental well-being and wellbeing because it is not uncommon for diamond mining companies to treat workers poorly,” the study stated.
“Workers have to be sensitive to the feelings of others and often it can be difficult for them to be themselves, even when they are working in a highly controlled environment.
This is something that has been documented by other studies as well.”
“We do not recommend working in the field without a medical insurance card.
Diamond mining companies do not reimburse workers for any work that is not required by the employer,” said a Diamonds official.
The study also revealed that Diamonds employees are not given the right to take part in mental health education.
“Diamond companies do offer training on human resources, but these training sessions do not cover mental health issues, including depression and anxiety, and do not address the emotional and physical needs of workers,” the report stated.
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