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19 September 2019

Proposed new statutory function

On behalf of the Mining and Petroleum Competence Board, we are seeking comment on the discussion paper for a possible new statutory function of Geo-technical Engineer in underground coal mines. 

Consultation closes on 19 October 2019
Public consultation - new Geo-technical Engineer statutory function

More than 270 engineers, mine workers, manufacturers, contractors and industry specialists attended the recent annual Mechanical Engineering Safety Seminar, where attendees were encouraged to appraise their risk management practices by a host of key industry speakers.

Through the theme, “Where do I stand?”, participants were challenged to reflect on their systems, performance, processes and equipment. In particular, assessing their engineering standards and technology, and to reflect on the risks other mines had managed and the safety measures they had in place.

The presentations and videos from the seminar are now available to view on our website.

Mechanical Engineering Safety Seminar presentations 2019
Media release: Mining safety in the spotlight at Sydney seminar
Register now for this year's Electrical Engineering Safety Seminar at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth on 13 and 14 November. Now in its 29th year, it's a prestigious and respected seminar for electrical engineers in the mining industry.

The two-day seminar focuses on electrical safety and health issues in mines and provides a means for collective communication, discussion and consultation of those issues between engineers and other key stakeholders.

Join us. Register before 6 October to take advantage of the early bird discount.
Register online
We are holding health and safety roadshows for small mines and quarries across NSW during October, November and December 2019.

The roadshows provide information on health, safety and topics such as learning from disasters, quarry manager practising certificates, mine site welding practices, emergency management and learnings from recent incidents.

These events provide information and resources to the small mines' sector to assist you to maintain safe mining practices and also provide an opportunity for face-to-face engagement with the Regulator.

Spaces are filling fast, don't miss out, register today.
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Save the date

We will be holding our inaugural Mining Engineering Manager Safety Seminar on 3 and 4 December at Sofitel Darling Harbour, Sydney. Watch this space for registration details.

If you are an experienced and enthusiastic presenter and would like to present at this seminar please download the information for presenters and presenter application form. The closing date for expressions of interest has been extended to next Friday 27 September.
Information for presenters
Presenter application form

Latest news

Click on the link below to read our latest news.
Prohibition notice issued to Maules Creek Open Cut Coal Mine
Truck rollover incident near Albury
Mining lease cancelled over non-payment of security deposit

EPA targets Hunter dust in special operation

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is mounting a special operation targeting Hunter Valley coal mines to tackle excessive dust levels.

EPA Acting Director Hunter Amiette Wakenshaw said Operation “Bust the Dust”, which is being conducted during spring and early summer, would put the Hunter’s coal mines under even closer scrutiny.

EPA targets Hunter dust in special operation

Safe Work Australia publish new silica guide

Safe Work Australia has published a new guide for working with silica and silica-containing products on their webstie.

Safe Work Australia also has the following workplace exposure standards available for public comment.

Workplace exposure standards - Release 2: Acetaldehyde to benzoyl chloride
Workplace exposure standards - Release 3: Benzoyl peroxide to caprolactam
Further contact info:
Resources Regulator | Phone: 1300 814 609

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Maitland, New South Wales 2320

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