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Quarterly performance snapshot - 1 July - 30 September 2018 - 1173 Kb

Provides a snapshot of injury and incident data provided to the Department for the minerals sector between 1 July - 30 September 2018.

Activity indicators for Mines Safety - October to December 2018 - 741 Kb

This document provides a snapshot of activity indicators for Mines Safety - October to December 2018.

MSB No. 159: Preventing worker exposure to harmful gold room exhaust discharge - 182 Kb

MSB No. 159: Preventing worker exposure to harmful gold room exhaust discharge (18 January 2019)

MSB No. 158: Inspection, testing, maintenance and use of fume cupboards - 60 Kb

MSB No. 158: Inspection, testing, maintenance and use of fume cupboards (18 January 2019)

MSB No. 157: Minimising dust generation during crushing, screening and conveying - 244 Kb

MSB No. 157: Minimising dust generation during crushing, screening and conveying (18 January 2019)

Vehicle collisions in the Western Australian mining industry 2015-16 - report graphs - 109 Kb

This spreadsheet is a set of graphs based on the findings in the Vehicle collisions in the Western Australian mining industry 2015-16 - report

Vehicle collisions in the Western Australian mining industry 2015-16 - report - 992 Kb

This report examines the 172 collisions and near collisions involving 292 vehicles, as reported to the Department from January 2015 to December 2016

Activity indicators for Mines Safety - July to September 2018 - 530 Kb

This document provides a snapshot of activity indicators for Mines Safety - July to September 2018.

SIR No. 272: Sinkhole in open pit floor engulfs mine vehicles after collapse of backfilled stope - 181 Kb

SIR No. 272: Sinkhole in open pit floor engulfs mine vehicles after collapse of backfilled stope (11 January 2019)

Emergency management - audit guide - 260 Kb

This audit guide provides information on the emergency management audit

Emergency management - audit template - 36 Kb

This template is designed to assist industry conduct an emergency management audit

Safety performance in the Western Australian mineral industry 2017-18 - poster - 578 Kb

This poster contains accident and injury statistics regarding the safety performance in the Western Australian mineral industry 2017-18.

2018 Registered Managers forum report - 4972 Kb

This report covers the main outcomes of the 2018 Registered Managers forum.

SIR No. 271: Near miss when latch fails and gate swings open on a haul truck - 161 Kb

SIR No. 271: Near miss when latch fails and gate swings open on a haul truck (23 November 2018)

SIR No. 270: Operator trapped between elevated work platform (EWP) and overhead structure - 131 Kb

SIR No. 270: Operator trapped between elevated work platform (EWP) and overhead structure (16 November 2018)

SIR No. 269: Structural failure of a corrugated steel water tank - 210 Kb

SIR No. 269: Structural failure of a corrugated steel water tank (12 November 2018)

Preparation of a health and hygiene management plan - guide - 2514 Kb

This guide assists industry in the preparation and development of a health and hygiene management plan

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  • seeking industry comment on proposals or draft documents
  • inviting participation in forums or working groups
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