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early detection of silicosis

WA amendments to assist early detection of silicosis

The Western Australia Government has made an important change to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 that will increase protections for workers exposed to respirable crystalline...

Updated WHS Regulations

Updates to the WHS Regulations come into effect in SA

A number of changes to the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) come into effect on 1 January 2021. This includes changes to air monitoring during asbestos removal work, chemical labelling...

board of inquiry mining safety

Board of inquiry report…yawn

OPINION If you’re looking for inspiration on improving the safety in Queensland underground coal mines, you won’t find it in the preliminary report by the Queensland Board of Inquiry...

fatality conviction

Resources Regulator welcomes fatality conviction

The NSW Resources Regulator has welcomed the $70,000 fine and conviction of Mr Tony Glenn Cummings for an incident that resulted in the death of a worker at Mineral Claim 44507 in the Mulga Rush Opal...

New diesel workplace exposure standard

New diesel workplace exposure standard starts

The Western Australia Government has made an important change to the workplace exposure standards for diesel particulate matter (DPM) that applies to all Western Australian mining operations...

illegal fossicking

Drone technology used to target illegal fossicking

The NSW Resources Regulator has teamed up with the National Parks and Wildlife Service to target illegal fossicking in the Torrington State Conservation Area. Resources Regulator’s Director of...

WHS laws

Deputy Premier of NSW reports on review of WHS laws

The report on the statutory review of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013 and Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 (WHS (MPS) laws) was...

Scott Stewart Queensland Resources Minister

Palaszczuk appoints new Resources Minister

The Queensland Palaszczuk Labor Government has appointed a new Minister to head up the resources sector (incorporating Resources Safety and Health) in the State. Labor stalwart, Scott Stewart...