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Overview of dangerous goods reportable situations and incidents 2017 - 327 Kb

This report describes dangerous goods and explosives incidents that occurred in 2017 and compares the incident data with comparable data collected since 1984, and provides some statistical analysis of incident data for that period.

Fireworks technician injured in fireworks line-of-fire incident (SIR 0218) - 240 Kb

Date: 16 May 2018 | Subject: Fireworks technician injured in fireworks line-of-fire incident

SIR No. 262: Integrated tool carrier tips over underground - 100 Kb

SIR No. 262: Integrated tool carrier tips over underground (7 May 2018)

SIR No. 261: Face shovel operator crushed between ladder and handrail - fatal accident - 159 Kb

SIR No. 261: Face shovel operator crushed between ladder and handrail - fatal accident (7 May 2018)

SIR No. 260: Autonomous truck significantly damaged by lightning strike - 149 Kb

SIR No. 260: Autonomous truck significantly damaged by lightning strike (2 May 2018)

Monthly safety and health snapshot - April 2018 - Exploration - 346 Kb

Covers injuries and notifiable incidents related to exploration activities between 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017.

MSB No. 151: Ventilation design in underground mines - 59 Kb

MSB No. 151: Ventilation design in underground mines (26 April 2018)

MSB No. 150: Design, modification and maintenance of local extraction ventilation systems in gold rooms - 63 Kb

MSB No. 150: Design, modification and maintenance of local extraction ventilation systems in gold rooms (26 April 2018)

Quarterly performance snapshot - 1 October - 31 December 2017 - 294 Kb

Provides a snapshot of injury and incident data provided to the Department for the minerals sector between 1 October - 31 December 2017.

Gasket rupture at processing facility results in gas leak (SIR 0118) - 148 Kb

Date:11 April 2018 | Subject: Gasket rupture at processing facility results in gas

Dangerous Goods Safety Regulations Amendment Regulations 2018 – information sheet - 458 Kb

This information sheet summarises the amendments to the Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives)Regulations 2007 and the Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007 that took effect on 21 March 2018.

SIR No. 259: Electrician injured by arc flash in low voltage switchboard - 139 Kb

SIR No. 259: Electrician injured by arc flash in low voltage switchboard (6 April 2018)

Mine survey - audit guide - 612 Kb

This audit guide provides information on the mine survey audit

Mine survey - audit template - 39 Kb

This template is designed to assist industry conduct a mine survey audit

Activity indicators for Mines Safety - October to December 2017 - 605 Kb

This document provides a snapshot of activity indicators for Mines Safety - October to December 2017.

Code of practice - Safe use of close proximity fireworks in Western Australia - 2204 Kb

This code of practice covers the principles of safe transport, storage, handling, and use of close proximity fireworks

Emergency Management – Common emergency management systems: an operational imperative (2017) - 693 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented at the 2017 Emergency Management information session in November 2017.

Emergency Management – Western Australian mines: code of practice and emergency preparedness audit (2017) - 1581 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented at the 2017 Emergency Management information session in November 2017.

Emergency Management – Dangerous goods and emergency response (2017) - 7427 Kb

This presentation is based on content presented at the 2017 Emergency Management information session in November 2017.

Emergency Services, the BARRIO system (2017) - 5298 Kb

Presented by Rio Tinto, this presentation provides the industry perspective on applying the Emergency Services, the BARRIO system.

Mining Emergency Response Competition – Not just a competition (2017) - 15411 Kb

Presented by Mining Emergency Response Competition (MERC), this presentation provides focus to improve the lives of volunteer emergency responders from across the resource industry.

MSB No. 149: Hazards associated with batteries - 119 Kb

MSB No. 149: Hazards associated with batteries (16 March 2018)

Lithium Awareness information session (2018) - 2450 Kb

This toolbox presentation is based on content presented at the Lithium Awareness in February 2018.

Stench gas activation stations for underground mining operations (Safety Bulletin 0118) - 185 Kb

Date: 8 February 2018 | Stench gas activation stations for underground mining operations

MSB No. 148: Stench gas activation stations for underground mining operations - 138 Kb

MSB No. 148: Stench gas activation stations for underground mining operations (6 March 2018)

Monthly safety and health snapshot - February 2018 - Electrical hazards - 493 Kb

Covers injuries and notifiable incidents related to electricity hazards scenarios between 1 November 2016 - 31 October 2017.

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

More information, including a copy of the draft code, is available on the department's consultation page.

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