Although some guidance material was prepared by previous departments and divisions, the content is still valid.
Fatal accidents in the WA mining industry 2000-2012
A study undertaken by the Department of Mines and Petroleum in 2013 reviewed mining fatality reports for Western Australia from 2000 to 2012. The aim was to identify some key activities and areas where improvements can be made. In the 13 years covered by the review, there were 52 mining-related deaths, with an average of four deaths per annum. Over this period, the industry workforce increased by 60,000.
A formal report and accompanying toolbox presentation are available.
Analysis of serious injury data in the Western Australian mining industry July-December 2013
A study undertaken by the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) in 2015 reviewed serious injuries for Western Australia from 1 July to 31 December 2013. The objective was to see if serious injury data could be used to assist in understanding the causation factors behind fatal incidents, and to develop a better understanding of the injury risk profile of the State’s mining industry.
In the 6 month period covered by the review, there were 658 serious injuries reported by the mining industry including three fatalities.
Annual Registered Managers forum reports
The Registered Managers forum is hosted annually by the Department, as an opportunity for a specific industry segment to contribute to the development of appropriate strategies. The post-event reports cover the main outcomes of each forum.
Roadshow report: Toughness in the workplace 2011
In 2010, Dr Dean Laplonge of Factive ran roadshow workshops for Resources Safety to collect information from a variety of industry stakeholders. His report summarises and analyses the responses, and includes recommendations on how to respond to the problems that arise from the relationship between gendered behaviours and safety.
A workshop planner series was also developed to help companies explore this issue.
Safety behaviour survey of the WA mining industry 2002
A safety behaviour survey was undertaken by the Mines Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board (MOSHAB) in 2002 to collect information from employees on their views of key safety issues, including perceptions on what may lead to risk-taking behaviour on mine sites.