Forum focus on worker safety

The Registered Managers Forum brings together industry and DMIRS to focus on the safety and health of WA mine workers
Date: Monday, 28 August 2017

More than 120 registered mine managers attended the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety's Registered Managers Forum last week.

The forum was opened by Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston and provided an opportunity for mine managers and key decision makers to come together and focus on safety and health.

Attendees at the 2017 Registered Managers Forum.
Attendees at the 2017 Registered Managers Forum.

Mr Johnston said worker safety is a key priority for the McGowan Government and the department.

"It's important the State Government works with industry to help reduce serious accidents and incidents, and support positive cultural changes in the workplace," he said.

"By working together, we can improve the health and safety of workers in WA and achieve the ultimate goal of zero harm."

The one-day forum featured workshops and presentations, including one from international safety expert Deb Grubbe, who has served on a NASA advisory panel and is the former vice president of Group Safety for BP.

Ms Grubbe spoke about her experiences in process safety leadership and safety culture in the oil and gas, chemical, healthcare, construction and aerospace industries.

The next major event for the department's Resources Safety Division will be the annual Mines Safety Roadshow in October and November.