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13 June 2019

In this issue:

Causal investigation at Wilpinjong Coal Mine

We will begin a causal investigation into a heavy vehicle collision involving automated machinery at Wilpinjong Coal Mine.

Stakeholders have been invited to participate, including the mine operator and industry and mine safety and health representatives.
We will publish an Investigation Information Release on the incident within the next 14 days on our website.
Media release: Resources Regulator declares causal investigation for incident at Wilpinjong Coal Mine

State-wide compliance blitz next week

We will conduct a state-wide compliance blitz next week across all sectors of the mining industry.

The high visibility operation involves about 85 safety and compliance inspectors conducting unannounced inspections at more than 100 coal, metalliferous and quarrying operations throughout NSW.

Inspections will focus on:
  • general compliance with mining regulations and site safety management systems
  • the standard of supervision and the behaviours and effectiveness of supervisors in dealing with non-compliances to the mines own safety management system
  • rehabilitation of mine sites.
Mine operators are urged to review their operations to ensure that they are compliant with all work health and safety and Mining Act legislative requirements. Inspectors will be taking action where non-compliances are detected.
As set out in our Compliance and Enforcement Approach, enforcement options include written warnings, statutory directions, penalty notices, prosecution and cancellation of authorities.
Compliance Priorities January to June 2019

Mined Land Rehabilitation Conference

The Mined Land Rehabilitation Conference will be held at NEX in Newcastle next Thursday, 20 June.

Our Compliance Operations Director, Matthew Newton will discuss the upcoming rehabilitation reforms and how the mining industry can meet their rehabilitation obligations.

You can register to attend here.
Mined Land Rehabilitation Conference 2019

Senior Mine Safety Officers

We are currently recruiting for two Senior Mine Safety Officers, one underground coal and one surface coal. The positions are advertised on I Work For NSW with a closing date of 24 June.

For more information and to apply click on the links below.
Senior Mine Safety Officer (Underground Coal)
Senior Mine Safety Officer (Surface Coal)
Further contact info:
Resources Regulator | Phone: 1300 814 609

Regional NSW, Resources Regulator
516 High St
Maitland, New South Wales 2320

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