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SIR No. 281: Underground mine workers tipped out of work basket used with integrated tool carrier - 123 Kb

SIR No. 281: Underground mine workers tipped out of work basket used with integrated tool carrier

MSB No. 175: Integrity of equaliser cables on vehicle hoists - 153 Kb

MSB No. 175: Integrity of equaliser cables on vehicle hoists

MSB No. 174: High pressure water cleaning creates mists and aerosols causing Legionnaires' disease - 121 Kb

MSB No. 174: High pressure water cleaning creates mists and aerosols causing Legionnaires' disease

Safety considerations when manufacturing alcohol-based hand sanitisers (Safety Bulletin 0220) - 175 Kb

Date: 17 April | Safety considerations when manufacturing alcohol-based hand sanitisers

Safety considerations for alcohol-based hand sanitisers (Safety Bulletin 0120) - 137 Kb

Date: 14 April 2020 | Safety considerations for alcohol-based hand sanitisers

MSB No. 173: Inspection and maintenance of handrails - 214 Kb

MSB No. 173: Inspection and maintenance of handrails

MSB No. 171: Pit wall failure management - 300 Kb

MSB: No. 171: Pit wall failure management 28 February 2020

MSB No. 172: High pressure compressor systems on drill rigs - fire and explosion hazard - 99 Kb

MSB No. 172 High pressure compressor systems on drill rigs - fire and explosion hazard

Safety and health snapshot – maintenance - 2075 Kb

Covers injuries and notifiable incidents related to maintenance July 2018 to June 2019

Activity indicators for Mines Safety - October to December 2019 - 684 Kb

This document provides a snapshot of activity indicators for Mines Safety – October to December 2019.

Activity indicators for Mines Safety - July to September 2019 - 679 Kb

This document provides a snapshot of activity indicators for Mines Safety –July to September 2019

Safety performance in the Western Australian mineral industry 2018-19 - poster - 482 Kb

This poster contains accident and injury statistics regarding the safety performance in the Western Australian mineral industry 2018-19

Quarterly performance snapshot - 1 July - 30 September 2019 - 1144 Kb

Provides a snapshot of injury and incident data provided to the Department for the minerals sector between 1 July - 30 September 2019

Safety and health snapshot - Amputations, fractures and crushing (AFC) injuries - 1711 Kb

Covers injuries and notifiable incidents related to amputations, fractures and crushing between May 2018 and April 2019.

Safety and health snapshot – Fall from heights - 1294 Kb

Covers injuries and notifiable incidents related to fall from heights between June 2018 and May 2019.

Quarterly performance snapshot - 1 April- 30 June 2019 - 1162 Kb

Provides a snapshot of injury and incident data provided to the Department for the minerals sector between 1 April- 30 June 2019.

Quarterly performance snapshot - 1 January - 31 March 2019 - 1740 Kb

Provides a snapshot of injury and incident data provided to the Department for the minerals sector between 1 January - 31 March 2019.

MSB No. 167: Adequate assessment of fitness for work - 66 Kb

MSB No. 167: Adequate assessment of fitness for work (11 October 2019)

MSB No. 166: Buried electrical cables and ground excavation permit procedures - 94 Kb

MSB No.166: Buried electrical cables and ground excavation permit procedures

MSB No. 168 - Safe drinking water management at mine sites - 171 Kb

MSB No. 168 - Safe drinking water management at mine sites (26 November 2019)

MSB No. 170: Braking performance of relocation systems for heavy mining - 58 Kb

MSB No. 170: Braking performance of relocation systems for heavy mining (30 January 2020)

MSB No. 169: Managing noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in the Western Australian mining industry - 66 Kb

MSB No. 169: Managing noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in the Western Australian mining industry (21 January 2020)

SIR No. 278 Trailer tarpaulin cover mechanism fracture – fatal accident - 200 Kb

SIR No. 278 Trailer tarpaulin cover mechanism fracture – fatal accident

Ground control management in Western Australian mining operations - guideline - 1223 Kb

This guideline provides more detail about the control measures that can be taken to eliminate or mitigate hazards associated with unplanned ground movement.

Ground control for Western Australian mining operations - 1427 Kb

This code of practice is designed to outline the regulatory expectations for minimising workforce exposure to hazardous ground movements.

Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007 - Guide - 2896 Kb

Practical guidance on how to comply with the regulations.

Security sensitive ammonium nitrate (SSAN) waste - information sheet - 173 Kb

This information sheet provides information on the safety, security and regulatory requirements of security sensitive ammonium nitrate (SSAN) waste.

Activity indicators for Mines Safety - January to March 2019 - 749 Kb

This document provides a snapshot of activity indicators for Mines Safety - January to March 2019.

Quarterly performance snapshot - 1 October - 31 December 2018 - 1093 Kb

Provides a snapshot of injury and incident data provided to the Department for the minerals sector between 1 October - 31 December 2018.

MSB No. 165: Safe access to high voltage powerline corridors - 163 Kb

MSB No. 165: Safe access to high voltage powerline corridors (10 June 2019)

SIR No. 276: Fall from height after failure of retractable type lanyard - 228 Kb

SIR No. 276: Fall from height after failure of retractable type lanyard (28 May 2019)

SIR No. 275: Electrician received 1000V electric shock and burns - 130 Kb

SIR No. 275: Electrician received 1000V electric shock and burns (17 May 2019)

Safety performance in the Western Australian mineral industry 2017-2018 - report - 5928 Kb

This report contains accident and injury statistics regarding the safety performance in the Western Australian mineral industry 2017-2018.

MSB No. 164: Wheels detaching from graders - 267 Kb

MSB No. 164: Wheels detaching from graders (17 April 2019)

Mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers in the resources and construction sectors – code of practice - 1374 Kb

Mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers in the resources and construction sectors – code of practice

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