Report shows favourable trends
Our 2017-18 Mine Safety Performance Report provides an overview of the health and safety performance of the NSW mining and petroleum industry and selected regulatory activities during that time.
The NSW mining industry has continued to minimise the risk to health and safety of workers, with zero fatalities in 2017-18. Regrettably, there were 82 serious injuries, 239 lost time injuries, 226 injury outcomes (lost time and/or restricted duty) of seven days or more and 920 total recordable injuries reported in 2017-18. In addition, we issued 1,385 mine safety notices, including 244 prohibition notices.
The NSW mining industry is on track to contribute toward the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012–2022 targets of a 20% reduction in fatalities and a 30% reduction in the incidence rate of claims resulting in one or more weeks off work. Similar measures in our report are showing favourable trends in line with these national targets.