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Safety Bulletin: Missing or damaged protection devices on longwall equipment
Issue During recent assessment activities, NSW Resources Regulator inspectors have identified recurring instances in which protection devices on longwall equipment..
Revised Australian Work Health & Safety Strategy Now Available
Safe Work Australia has published a revised version of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 to ensure it continues making..
Everything You Need to Know About Temporary Fencing in Mining
Mining is one of Australia’s biggest industries, worth hundreds of millions of dollars every year. It’s an industry that demands..
Dangerous Incident – Telescopic Boom Failure
Summary: The Resources Regulator has been made aware of an incident that occurred in Western Australia recently on an elevated work..
Dangerous incident – Haul Truck and Grader Collision
Summary: A haul truck ran into a grader while trying to pass it. Positive communications protocols were not followed. No injuries..
Dangerous incident – Highwall Failed
Summary: A highwall failed and material spilled over the bund protection and onto the working bench below. This blocked access to..
Dangerous incident – Excavator Rolled
Summary: An excavator rolled onto its side while clearing overburden on a bench. The operator suffered minor injuries requiring first..
Dangerous incident – Hydraulic Oil Incident
Summary: An operator was hit with a stream of hydraulic oil while installing a roof bolt from a continuous miner. The..
Dangerous incident – Haul Truck Collision
Summary: A collision occurred between two haul trucks. One truck reversed into the other. There were no injuries but one truck..
Dangerous Incident – Crane Hoist Rope Failure
Summary: While lifting a 4-tonne spider cap on a primary crusher, a 10-tonne overhead crane hoist rope failed. Recommendations to industry: Lifting..
Choosing the right mental health training for your organisation
The Government of Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has released Choosing the right mental health training for..
Significant Incident – Electrician injured by arc flash
Note: The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s investigation is ongoing. The information contained in this significant incident report..
Updates to dangerous goods safety regulations
The department has developed an information sheet that summarises the amendments to the Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 and the..
Safety Alert – Splicing Conveyor Belts
Since January 26, 2017, there have been four miners fatally injured when performing work around conveyor belts in underground coal..
Safety Alert – Articulated truck rollovers (update)
This supersedes Safety Bulletin 170 from the Queensland Government of the same name issued on April 3 2018. On average,..
Safety Alert – Control of ERZ Controller (Deputy) keys
What happened? Unauthorised coal mine workers (CMWs) have, on occasions, been found with gas monitor bypass keys they were not..
Safety Alert – Welding machine incidents
What happened? Incident 1: At a coal mine site two coal mine workers suffered electric shocks from an engine driven..
Safety Alert – Potential variability in methane monitoring capabilities
What happened? A supplier recently conducted laboratory testing on methane monitor sensors under various environmental conditions and calibration procedures which..
Safety Alert – Serious Blast Hole Accident
On March 24, 2018, two miners were using a man-lift to charge (load) blast holes with non-electric blasting caps, 8-grain..
Safety Alert – Fall of ground traps worker