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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)

Quarterly performance snapshot - 1 April - 30 June 2018 - 1159 Kb

Provides a snapshot of injury and incident data provided to the Department for the minerals sector between 1 April - 30 June 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)

Route planning - placard loads of dangerous goods and the Northbridge Tunnel - pamphlet - 1478 Kb

This pamphlet provides information on the importance of route planning relating to placard loads of dangerous goods and the Northbridge Tunnel

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

SIR 02/2018: Inadequate electrical isolation leads to electric shock from a potentially fatal ‘floating neutral’ situation - 307 Kb

Date: 3 October 2018 | Inadequate electrical isolation leads to electric shock from a potentially fatal ‘floating neutral’ situation

Monthly safety and health snapshot - September 2018 - Mentally healthy workplace - 348 Kb

Covers injuries and notifiable incidents related to work-related issues that can affect mental health and covers 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 financial year to date (31 May 2018).

Dangerous Goods Safety (Road and Rail Transport of Non-explosives) Amendment Regulations 2018 - information sheet - 264 Kb

This information sheet summarises the amendments made to the Dangerous Goods Safety (Road and Rail Transport of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007 (the Regulations) which took effect on 1 September 2018.

Exploration safety – Emergency management in exploration – an operational imperative(2018) - 2446 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented at the 2018 Exploration safety information session in July.

Exploration safety – exploration transition to mining operation (2018) - 6539 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented at the 2018 Exploration safety information session in July.

Exploration safety – Setting the scene with the Regional Inspector(2018) - 10187 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented at the 2018 Exploration safety information session in July.

Quarterly performance snapshot - 1 January - 31 March 2018 - 2172 Kb

Provides a snapshot of injury and incident data provided to the Department for the minerals sector between 1 January - 31 March 2018.

MSB No. 154: Managing long-term exposure to carcinogenic welding fumes - 189 Kb

MSB No. 154: Managing long-term exposure to carcinogenic welding fumes (24 August 2018)

MSB No. 153: Preventing noise-induced hearing loss in WA mines - 90 Kb

MSB No. 153: Preventing noise-induced hearing loss in WA mines (24 August 2018)

SIR No. 266: Underground operator struck on the head by a high pressure air line - 181 Kb

SIR No. 266: Underground operator struck on the head by a high pressure air line (23 August 2018)

SIR No. 265: Manned loader falling into an open stope - 82 Kb

SIR No. 265: Manned loader falling into an open stope (3 August 2018)

Safety considerations when switching to flammable refrigerants (Safety Bulletin 0218) - 391 Kb

Date: 25 July 2018 | Safety considerations when switching to flammable refrigerants

Monthly safety and health snapshot - June 2018 - Mining operations on ports - 505 Kb

Covers injuries and notifiable incidents related to mining operations in port facilities between 1 March 2017 to 28 February 2018.

SIR No. 264: Solvent vapour explosion during engine maintenance task - 138 Kb

SIR No. 264: Solvent vapour explosion during engine maintenance task (6 July 2018)

Events news

Resources Safety held the third Registered Managers Forum on 25 August 2017

Registered managers, quarry managers and underground managers were invited to attend to meet the new Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Director General of DMIRS and other departmental staff.  The forum was also an opportunity for managers of Western Australian mines to network with other mine managers to discuss safety issues of common concern.

The forum concluded with two guest speakers emphasising the importance of safety in the workplace.

Industry input sought

The department 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

More information, including a copy of the draft code, is available on the department's consultation page.

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