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27 August 2019
On 21 April 2018, a worker suffered serious injuries when the 100 tonne service truck he was driving collided with a 500-tonne haul truck at the mine. The worker in the service truck suffered back, shoulder and wrist injuries.
Click here to download the investigation report

Public consultation Diesel Particulate Exposure Standard for NSW mines

The NSW Resources Regulator is seeking feedback from the mining industry regarding the application of a diesel particulate exposure standard for mines in NSW.

The adverse health impacts of diesel emissions are well known, and research indicates the particulate component of diesel exhaust can contribute to acute and chronic health conditions. However, there is currently no national exposure standard.
The Regulator has released a discussion paper and is seeking comment on its recommendations to introduce a mandatory workplace exposure standard of 0.1 mg/m3 for diesel particulate matter measured in the elemental carbon fraction and update MDG 29.

The closing date for written submissions is 11 October 2019.
Click here for more information

Quarterly safety report published

Click on the link below to read about the Resources Regulator's activities and quarterly safety performance trends for April to June 2019.
Click here for the April to June 2019 quarterly safety report
Click here to view the latest monthly activity reports

Media releases

Click on the links below to read our latest media releases.
Total Minerals and Total Iron enforceable undertaking
Narrabri Coal exploration licence suspended
Mining safety in the spotlight at Sydney seminar

Workshop on Practising Certificates

We will be holding workshops at Mudgee, Lithgow and Wollongong in September for people who hold a practising certificate or who want to obtain one.  The workshops will cover:
  • How and when to apply for a practising certificate
  • How the maintenance of competence scheme works
  • What records and evidence you must keep for the learning you claim
  • How auditing will be carried out for holders
People who attend are encouraged to bring their application or records for maintenance of competence to discuss.

Please note: people applying for or holding a Quarry Manager with conditions practising certificate for a specific mine location (previously a Production Manager Permit) should instead attend a Small Mines Workshop, dates to be announced soon.
Register to attend a workshop on Practising Certificates

TAP report on dust in open cut coal mines

Click on the links below to read the targeted assessment program (TAP) consolidated report on dust and other airborne contaminants in open cut coal mines.
Dust and other airborne contaminants in open cut coal mines

Work for the Regulator

We currently have two Principal Inspector vacancies advertised on the I work for NSW jobsboard. Closing date for applications for both positions is 9 September 2019. For more details click on the links below.
Principal Inspector - Mining Engineering
Principal Inspector (Mechanical)
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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