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4 February 2021
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Implementation of an exposure standard for diesel particulate matter in NSW mines

NSW is the first mining jurisdiction in Australia to implement an exposure standard of 0.1mg/m3 for diesel particulate matter, measured as elemental carbon, which came into force on 1 February 2021 after a 12-month transitional period.

To assist industry in managing compliance with the new exposure standard, we have published a Position Paper detailing our regulatory approach.

Read the full Position Paper

Revised requirements for Quarry Manager – tier 2 quarries practising certificate

Qualifications and emergency preparedness units of competence that a person must have to be eligible to be granted a quarry manager practising certificate for tier-2 quarries have been updated.

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Open cut coal mine worker contracts interstitial lung disease

Investigation report

Open cut coal mine worker contracts interstitial lung disease

A report has been published following an investigation into a 52-year-old worker with over 35 years’ experience as a mobile plant operator in both mining and non-mining sectors who was diagnosed with interstitial lung disease and emphysema.

View the full report
Consolidated Report: Fire Or Explosion: Electrical – Surface Coal

Planned Inspection Program

Consolidated report released

A consolidated report has been published summarising the assessment findings from 23 mines in relation to the principal hazard of fire or explosion in the surface coal sector. View the full report for key findings and recommendations.
View the full report
Last call: Certificate of competence briefing session

Last call: Certificate of competence briefing session – deputy

An additional online candidate briefing session for underground coal mine deputy certificate of competence applicants will be held tomorrow, Friday 5 February.

The online session will run from 10 am to 12 pm and will help prospective candidates understand how to apply and undertake the certificate of competence exams in 2021.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions. The session will also be recorded and published on our website.

You must register to attend the session.

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