A Mines Safety Roadshow has kicked off in Kalgoorlie today to promote the latest information and safety and health initiatives across Western Australia.
The 2019 event is the fifteenth in an annual series presented by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. It will travel to Kalgoorlie, Leonora, Newman, Cloudbrake, Tom Price, Karratha, Port Hedland, Bunbury, Mandurah, Geraldton and Perth over the month of October.
It is an interactive event that encourages engagement and the exchange of ideas. It is targeted at safety and health representatives, safety
committee members, supervisors and other personnel responsible for safety and health.
The program starts with an update on what is happening in mines safety and health in Western Australia from both regulatory and industry
perspectives, and also includes preparing for risk-based legislation.
The Departments said it will focus on building healthy and safe workplaces, including myths about noise, hazard identification and investigations.
The program will showcase a new video on a retrospective look at how we assess a job and why we make the decisions we make, as well as the Mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in fly-out workers in the resources and construction sectors – code of practice.
“These events educate employers and workers on how to better understand and identify hazards on site, and how to control these risks,” Johnston said.
Western Australian Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston the roadshows were a great example of an ongoing commitment to improve mine safety and promote a healthy workplace culture across the state’s mining sector.
You can find out more about the event here
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