Safety reset for mines and quarries
Every mine and quarry worker across Queensland will be invited by their employer to participate in an industry-wide safety reset. The safety reset is a crucial first step in refocusing the industry’s attention to what should be everyone’s number one priority – the health and safety of workers.
Your employer will run a reset session for you on site, and will let you know how and when you will participate.
We want your feedback about the safety reset and your feelings about the safety culture at your site. Your feedback is anonymous.
Complete the safety reset survey
Show your support for the safety reset by updating your Facebook profile with a safety reset filter at www.facebook.com/miningqld.
Other safety initiatives
On Monday 8 July 2019, the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Hon Dr Anthony Lynham, announced two expert independent reviews to identify changes needed to improve health and safety in the state’s mines and quarries.
Independent review of fatal incidents since 2000
Forensic structural engineer Dr Sean Brady is currently examining all fatal incidents in Queensland mines and quarries since 2000. This review was originally to focus on coal mine incidents, but has been broadened to include mineral and quarries, and all fatal incidents this year. This review will look at why mine workers have died over the past 20 years, how industry can improve and how the Mines Inspectorate can work better.
Independent review of mining health and safety legislation
An independent review of the state’s mining health and safety legislation is being conducted to ensure it reflects contemporary mine practice and technology.
This review is being undertaken by a multi-disciplinary team comprised of key personnel from The University of Queensland’s Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC) and TC Beirne School of Law. The team has significant expertise in interpreting, developing and implementing mine safety law.
The review will include a desktop review of Queensland’s regulatory framework; consultation with regulators, industry, and industry safety and health representatives; and development of a final report with recommendations.
Read more about:
- Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee
- Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee
- Mining competencies and certificates
- Safety alerts and bulletins
- Mining safety and health.
Last updated 19 July 2019