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Introducing the Safety and Health Resources Sector Awards

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Safety and Health Resources Sector Awards recognise individuals, teams and companies that have developed a new initiative or an original solution to specific safety and health problems in the workplace.

The Awards aim to promote the application of safety and health innovation across the Western Australian resources sector. This may involve new initiatives and leadership which support the safety, health and wellbeing of the workforce; implementation of a new process, procedure, design and/or introduction of innovation or new equipment in response to specific safety and health challenges.

Entry is open to all Western Australian resources sector companies and/or sites, including contractors.

Nominations are now open. Find out how to enter

Recent releases

Beyond the gate - site responsibilities for transporting dangerous goods - pamphlet - 1556 Kb

Information for sites on their responsibilities to ensure dangerous goods are transported safely from their facilities.

Baseline results for psychosocial harm audits of mining operations, and petroleum and major hazard facilities - report - 214 Kb

This report summarises psychosocial harm audit information collected from mining operations, and petroleum and major hazard facilities from February to October 2016.

SIR No. 250: Unexpected initiation of detonator and detonating cord - 98 Kb

SIR No. 250: Unexpected initiation of detonator and detonating cord (8 February 2017)

Hazard register for all Western Australian mining fatalities from January 2000 to December 2015 - 263 Kb

This hazard register presents the findings from the Department of Mines and Petroleum's investigations into 64 fatal mining accidents in the Western Australian mining industry over the period January 2000 to December 2015.

How to navigate and use the Hazard register for Western Australian mining fatalities - guide - 718 Kb

Handy information on how to use and navigate the Hazard register for Western Australian mining fatalities

8 December 2016 - Mining Industry Advisory Committee (MIAC) communique - 106 Kb

Mining Industry Advisory Committee (MIAC) communique: 8 December 2016

Safety performance in the Western Australian mineral industry 2015-16 - report - 1767 Kb

This report contains accident and injury statistics regarding the safety performance in the Western Australian mineral industry 2015-16.

MSB No. 138: Electrical arc flash hazards in mining - 92 Kb

MSB No. 138: Electrical arc flash hazards in mining (7 December 2016)

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Event news

"Pressing concerns" the latest installment of the Know Your Hazards video series is now available.

Launched at the 2016 Mines Safety Roadshow, the videos focus on the consequences of getting crushed, caught or trapped.

Presentations from the 2016 Mines Safety Roadshow are available below:

What are the consequences of getting caught, trapped or crushed? (2016) - 21237 Kb

This presentation covers the consequences of getting caught, trapped and crushed.

State-of-play for safety performance in WA (2016) - 3398 Kb

This presentation provides an overview of the current state-of-play for safety performance of the WA mining industry

How can a company's safety culture play a role in safety outcomes? (2016) - 5401 Kb

This toolbox presentation discusses how Human Factors relate to safety culture in the workplace.

What are the key factors supporting mental wellbeing? (2016) - 5994 Kb

This presentations discusses supporting mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Industry input sought

DMP has a range of stakeholder engagement strategies, including:

  • seeking industry comment on proposals or draft documents
  • inviting participation in forums or working groups
  • asking for feedback using surveys.

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