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Have your say on safety reporting in the Queensland mining industry
29 May 2023
Queensland’s mine and quarry workers can have their say on the safety reporting culture in the coal mining, mineral mining and quarrying industries as part of an industry-wide survey which launches on Thursday 1 June 2023.
Vehicle interactions the focus for MSHAC safety forum
26 May 2023
Vehicle interactions at mines and quarries will be the focus of an upcoming forum hosted by the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee (MSHAC) on 12 July 2023 in Brisbane.
Competency requirements for site senior executives at underground mineral mines updated
15 May 2023
The competency requirements for site senior executives (SSEs) at mineral mines (competency 1) were updated recently by the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee.
Dozer safety at coal mines the focus of Rockhampton forum
29 March 2023
Coal mining industry safety leaders and professionals from across Queensland gathered in Rockhampton recently to discuss strategies for the safe operation of dozers and other plant equipment.
Annual reports tabled in Queensland Parliament
20 March 2023
The annual reports of the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health and two safety and health advisory committees were tabled recently in the Queensland Parliament by the Minister for Resources Scott Stewart.
Competency requirements for coal mining site senior executives updated
13 March 2023
The competency requirements for site senior executives (SSEs) for coal mines (competency 8) were updated today by the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee (CMSHAC).
Fatigue Management in the Queensland Mining Industry and its relationship with Mental Health
11 January 2023
Heavy vehicle drivers on surface mines working night shifts are the most at risk of being involved in a fatigue-related incident according to a new report by The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute published by the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health.
Process Safety Management discussion paper published
02 December 2022
Queensland’s mining industry already has many of the elements necessary, including legislation, to meet the Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry’s recommendation to separately address process safety and personal safety.
Competency requirements for mineral mining and quarrying site senior executives updated
21 November 2022
The competency requirements for site senior executives (SSEs) for surface mines and quarries (competency 1b) were updated recently by the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee (MSHAC).
Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee members appointed
11 November 2022
Four new members have been appointed to the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee bringing more than 100 years of collective coal mining industry experience to the table.
Steve Carson and Cres Bulger are reporting for safety
21 September 2022
A retired district workers’ representative and a regional inspector of mines with more than 80 collective years of experience in the resources industry have reported for safety as part of the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health’s ongoing industry education campaign—Report for Safety.
Remembering those who have lost their lives in Queensland’s mining industry
19 September 2022
The Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health Kate du Preez today laid a wreath at the Miners Memorial Day Service in remembrance of the more than 1503 miners who have lost their lives in mining tragedies in Queensland.
Understanding fatigue in the mining industry
08 September 2022
A new project examining fatigue management in the Queensland mining industry and its relationship with mental health and safety outcomes has been initiated by the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health.
Grosvenor and Moranbah North mines rescue teams set to take on the world’s best
02 September 2022
Queensland’s top two mines rescue teams will be travelling to the United States in the coming days to compete against the world’s best at the International Mines Rescue Competition in West Virginia from 11–16 September.
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 330 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.
Last updated: 19 Jul 2022