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4 October 2018
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Safe Work Month

'A moment is all it takes' is the theme for this October's National Safe Work Month.

While a safety incident can happen in a moment and in any workplace, a moment’s forethought can prevent harm.

This year, commit to taking a safety moment every day in your workplace.

This could be as simple as spending five minutes every morning talking with your team about the hazards and risks in your workplace, and how to prevent harm.

Share your safety moment using #mysafetymoment.

Visit Safe Work Australia for more on National Safe Work Month
Click here to register your interest
Safety the focus at the 2018 mechanical engineering seminar

More than 240 engineers examined the idea of 'known risks, known controls' at the annual Mechanical Engineering Safety Seminar in Sydney last week.

Attended by mine workers, manufacturers, contractors and industry specialists from across the State, the event discussed mechanical hazards, how these hazards become an unacceptable risk to the health and safety of people, and how to best control the risks associated with the sector.

Chief Compliance Officer for the Resources Regulator, Anthony Keon, said the event was key to making the NSW mining industry a safer place to work.

“This event is a key part of our engagement with the mining industry and I am delighted to see so many in attendance this year,” Mr Keon said.

“We have a fantastic program of speakers across a range of topics, with a particular focus on innovative risk management procedures and mechanical engineering issues and safety.”

The event also featured Dr Sean Nicklin, Director of Plastic Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, who spoke about fluid injection injuries and current treatment practices.

Speaker notes will be available on our website shortly.

Small mines health and safety roadshow kicks off

The NSW Resources Regulator has kicked off Safe Work Month with its annual health and safety at small mines roadshow, starting yesterday at Merimbula on the south coast. The roadshow will travel the state from Merimbula to Broken Hill in the west and Ballina in the North, visiting 15 key locations in total.

The roadshow provides information and guidance about hazard management plans, hazard control plans and the process for reporting or notifying the regulator about safety incidents. Analysis of data relating to recent mine safety incidents is also included.

The roadshow continues today in Queanbeyan. Use the following link for a complete list of dates and locations.

Click here for roadshow dates, locations and to register your interest
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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