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Progress has been made, but mineral mining industry still has work to do on respirable crystalline silica

19 July 2022

The mineral mining and quarrying industry has successfully developed, implemented and shared innovative strategies and knowledge related to the practical application of controls for respirable crystalline silica, but still has some work to do to ensure those controls are appropriately maintained and monitored.

Reporting for safety means safety for all. New education campaign launched by Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health

24 June 2022

A new education campaign which aims to support the resources industry to foster a positive reporting culture was launched today by the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health.

Forum to explore control of respirable dust at mineral mines and quarries

31 May 2022

The control of respirable dust at mineral mines and quarries and the barriers and opportunities for localised controls will be explored at a forum hosted by the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee on 30 June 2022 at The University of Queensland.

Meet with the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee

20 May 2022

Coal mine workers in Moranbah and surrounding areas will have the chance to meet with members of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee (CMSHAC) to discuss safety and health in the coal mining industry.

First Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health annual report tabled in Queensland Parliament

29 March 2022

The first annual report of the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health has today been tabled in the Queensland Parliament by the Minister for Resources Scott Stewart.

How high reliability organisation practices are being applied in the Queensland mining industry

14 March 2022

The Queensland Resources Council has published a new report which examines the prevalence of safety and health practices similar to those used by high reliability organisations (HROs) in the Queensland mining industry.

Break the bias in the resources industry this International Women’s Day

08 March 2022

In marking International Women’s Day 2022, Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health Kate du Preez today called on the Queensland resources industry to continue its work to break down and remove gender bias, stereotypes and discrimination in the industry.

Merry Christmas from the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health and a happy new year

17 December 2021

Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year from the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health Kate du Preez.

Lead indicators workshop drives real improvements in safety and health outcomes

16 December 2021

More than 200 resources industry leaders gathered at Parliament House recently to develop practical and workable lead indicators for the resources industry.

Learning from the past – the lessons of recent investigations and inquiries in Queensland’s mining industry

08 December 2021

Following recent confronting reviews and inquiries into fatal incidents, it is clear the resources industry needs to reconsider how it approaches safety and health to ensure the wellbeing of workers.

High reliability organisations in practice – Resources Safety and Health Matters video series

09 November 2021

A new video released by the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health discusses what the application of high reliability organisation (HRO) theory looks like in practice.

Becoming a high reliability organisation – Resources Safety and Health Matters video series

06 October 2021

Many organisations in the Queensland resources industry are currently considering the question: How does an organisation become a high reliability organisation (HRO)?

Resources Safety and Health Matters video series launched

10 August 2021

A new video series which explores current safety and health issues in Queensland’s resources industry was launched today by the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health.

Remembering the Box Flat mine disaster

03 August 2021

On 31 July 1972 at 2.47 am, 17 miners were killed in an explosion at the Box Flat coal mine in Swanbank near Ipswich. Another man lost his life 14 months after the incident as a result of the injuries he sustained.

New research provides roadmap to developing HRO characteristics

29 April 2021

Organisations aspiring to develop the characteristics of high reliability organisations (HROs) must focus their efforts on cultivating the appropriate environment and behaviours that will enable these characteristics to emerge.

Mines rescue talent on display at Kestrel Mine in Central Queensland

23 April 2021

The best underground coal mines rescue talent in the state was on display recently at the Queensland Mines Rescue Service Memorial Cup 2021.

The University of Queensland to hold forum on high reliability organisations

11 March 2021

Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health supports The University of Queensland's expert forum on the subject of high reliability organisations.

Merry Christmas from the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health

21 December 2020

Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year from the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health Kate du Preez.

High reliability organisations. Where do we start?

15 December 2020

"Where do we start?" One of the most common issues for organisations working towards becoming a high reliability organisation is knowing where to begin. In this article, Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health Kate du Preez provides some simple advice on where organisations can look to start their journey on the right foot.

Service remembers coal miners lost in Ipswich region

08 December 2020

Attendees at a memorial service to remember the 186 coal miners who lost their lives in the Ipswich and Rosewood region between 1858 and 1997 were told about the importance of continuing to improve safety standards in the Queensland coal mining industry.

Level 1 emergency exercise tests industry preparedness

08 December 2020

Anglo American's Moranbah North coal mine recently hosted the 2020 Queensland coal mining industry level 1 emergency exercise.

Rethinking safety in the Queensland mining and quarrying industry

20 November 2020

A new podcast series which discusses how the Queensland coal mining and mineral mining and quarrying industries are charting a journey to a safer future has been launched by forensic engineer Dr Sean Brady.

Last updated: 19 Jul 2022