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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 Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling of...

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 mines. Two fatalities involved miners crossing the belt and the...

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, an articulated dump truck / water truck rollover occurs every 2 months and of...

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 welding machine. Incident 2: Over a 24 hour period, five industrial blower fans...

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 boosters and ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) blasting agent. During the...

Safety Alert – Fall of ground traps worker

An excavator operator was doing some stripping work on overburden benches, when he noticed loose material falling from the face behind him. He decided to evacuate the area, and while moving back past...

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