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MSB No. 147: Minimising exposure to hazardous contaminants in gold rooms - 60 Kb

MSB No. 147: Minimising exposure to hazardous contaminants in gold rooms (17 January 2018)

Examinations schedule - certificates of competency - locations and dates - 264 Kb

This factsheet shows the schedule and location for WA certificates of competency examinations.

First class mine manager’s certificate of competency - fact sheet - 238 Kb

This factsheet contains information on the requirements for the first class mine manager’s certificate of competency.

Diving safety management system (DSMS) register - 167 Kb

Diving Safety Management Systems (DSMS) Register - Western Australia

Coastal waters operator register - 195 Kb

Coastal Waters Operator Register - Western Australia

MSB No. 146: Contact with workers or equipment by excavators - 115 Kb

MSB No. 146: Contact with workers or equipment by excavators (17 January 2018)

Dangerous goods in mining sector (2017) - 2223 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented at the 2017 Mines Safety Roadshow in October 2017.

Traffic Management - Safe People (2017) - 6132 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented at the 2017 Mines Safety Roadshow in October 2017.

Traffic Management - Safe Vehicles (2017) - 16541 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented at the 2017 Mines Safety Roadshow in October 2017.

Traffic Management - Safe Systems (2017) - 5419 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented at the 2017 Mines Safety Roadshow in October 2017.

Troubling trends and how to tackle them (2017) - 2026 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented at the 2017 Mines Safety Roadshow in October 2017.

Resources Safety Matters - December 2017 - 13881 Kb

This is the Resources Safety Matters magazine for December 2017.

2017 Registered Managers forum report - 845 Kb

This report covers the main outcomes of the 2017 Registered Managers forum.

Safety Regulation System (SRS) health and hygiene code index - guide - 925 Kb

This guide provides current and relevant guidance on Safety Regulation System (SRS) health and hygiene code index

Monthly safety and health snapshot - December 2017 - Hazardous manual tasks - 364 Kb

Monthly safety and health snapshot - December 2017 (Hazardous manual tasks)

Safety performance in the Western Australian mineral industry 2016-17 - poster - 280 Kb

This poster contains accident and injury statistics regarding the safety performance in the Western Australian mineral industry 2016-17.

Resources Safety achievements and performance 2016-17 - 6818 Kb

This report outlines the division’s key initiatives and programs implemented or active in 2016-17 to achieve the Towards 2020 vision of a safe and healthy resources sector.

An operator's perspective (2017) - 4779 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented by Aurizon at the Dangerous Goods Rail Safety Forum in October 2017.

Dangerous goods - a rail safety perspective (2017) - 1128 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented by National Rail Safe Regulator at the Dangerous Goods Rail Safety Forum in October 2017.

Response to dangerous goods rails accidents (2017) - 6828 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented by Department of Fire and Emergency Services at the Dangerous Goods Rail Safety Forum in October 2017.

Risky business - making sense of SFAIRP and Assurance in rail industry (2017) - 4016 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented by Abbott Risk Consulting at the Dangerous Goods Rail Safety Forum in October 2017.

Safe transfer of dangerous goods on rail (2017) - 8410 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented by CSBP at the Dangerous Goods Rail Safety Forum in October 2017.

WA dangerous goods rail transfer observations and an overview of the Julia Creek incident (2017) - 16996 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented at the Dangerous Goods Rail Safety Forum in October 2017.

Monthly safety and health snapshot - November 2017 - Natural hazards - 514 Kb

Monthly safety and health snapshot - November 2017 (Natural hazards)

SIR No. 256: Process tank roof bursts due to uncontrolled reaction - 133 Kb

SIR No. 256: Process tank roof bursts due to uncontrolled reaction (21 November 2017)

Suitability of dry chemical powder fire extinguishers when transporting explosives and other dangerous goods (Safety Bulletin 0517) - 350 Kb

Date: 20 November 2017 | Suitability of dry chemical powder fire extinguishers when transporting explosives and other dangerous goods

SIR No. 255: Telehandler rollover during a lift - 183 Kb

SIR No. 255: Telehandler rollover during a lift (10 November 2017)

Hazard register for Western Australian mining fatalities - guide - 711 Kb

This guide provides guidance on how to navigate and use the Hazard register for Western Australia mining fatalities

Activity indicators for Mines Safety - July to September 2017 - 404 Kb

This document provides the activity indicators for Mines Safety - July to September 2017

Security of explosives (Safety Bulletin 0417) - 283 Kb

Date: 31 October 2017 | Subject: Security of explosives

12 October 2017 - Mental Health Strategies Working Group - communique - 229 Kb

Mining Industry Advisory Committee (MIAC) communique: 12 October 2017

27 July 2017 - Mental Health Strategies Working Group - communique - 360 Kb

Mining Industry Advisory Committe (MIAC) communique: 27 July 2017

Safety Regulation System (SRS) injury classification code index - 1103 Kb

This document provides an index of the classification codes required when lodging an injury report

Monthly safety and health snapshot - October 2017 - Ground control - 370 Kb

Monthly safety and health snapshot - October 2017 (Ground control)

Quarterly performance snapshot - 1 April - 30 June 2017 - 297 Kb

Quarterly performance snapshot - 1 April - 30 June 2017

Recognised shotfirer training course providers - list - 233 Kb

The following information sheet lists only those training course providers that are accredited to deliver national units of competency for blasting (RIIBLA).

Request for mining operation to be regarded as separate mines - 90 Kb

This pro forma is designed to be used to request for mining operation to be regarded as separate mines.

Consultants approved to examine and endorse storage and handling proposals - list - 302 Kb

WA Dangerous Goods Accredited Consultants Internet List

Monthly safety and health snapshot - September 2017 - Traffic management - 774 Kb

Monthly safety and health snapshot - August 2017 - Traffic management

Monthly safety and health snapshot - August 2017 - Suspended loads - 400 Kb

Monthly safety and health snapshot - August 2017 - Suspended loads

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.

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