What is happening

Introducing Towards 2020 Regulatory strategy for Resources Safety

Towards 2020

Towards 2020 is the Department’s regulatory strategy covering all legislation administered by the Resources Safety Division.

More information on the strategy is available at the Towards 2020 welcome page.

Recent releases

MSB No. 141: Maintenance of refuge chambers for underground mines - 73 Kb

MSB No. 141: Maintenance of refuge chambers forunderground mines (27 March 2017)

MSB No. 140: Structural collapse of buildings and temporary structures during wind events - 143 Kb

MSB No. 140: Structural collapse of buildings and temporary structures during wind events (27 March 2017)

MSB No. 139: Suicide awareness for the Western Australian resources sector - 126 Kb

MSB No. 139: Suicide awareness for the Western Australian resources sector (16 March 2017)

SIR No. 251: Worker seriously injured while operating a block-making machine - 139 Kb

SIR No. 251: Worker seriously injured while operating a block-making machine (24 February 2017)

Resources Safety Matters - March 2017 - 19097 Kb

This is the Resources Safety Matters magazine for March 2017.

Dangerous goods transport hazard overview - template - 306 Kb

This overview highlights the potential issues associated with the transport of dangerous goods in a variety of packaging modes. Primarily, the template is a prompting mechanism for operators to use in evaluating their control of transport hazards.

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)

Safety and Health Resources Sector Awards

Safety and Health Resources Sector Award logo

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. Find out more...

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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