On 31 March 2022, the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws replaced the health and safety elements of the Mines Safety and Inspection laws. For information visit www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/whs
All health and safety notifications, forms and guidance for mining and petroleum has moved to the WorkSafe website
The information below has been left for historical compliance reference purposes
Although some guidance material was prepared by previous departments and divisions, the content is still valid.
Booklets and handbooks
Minerals industry safety handbook
The Minerals Industry Safety Handbook, published in 2002, was a resource intended to assist all mine sites achieve the highest possible levels of occupational safety and health practice. It was produced jointly by Government agencies and Minerals Councils in several States. The handbooks are provided below but note that the content is not being updated.
Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders from performing manual tasks in mining workplaces workshop
This workshop has been designed to:
- give participants the knowledge and skills to identify hazardous manual tasks and to assess and control risks arising from those tasks
- assist workplaces to fulfil their legislative responsibility to protect employees from hazardous manual tasks.