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19 November 2020
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Collision between dozer and haul truck

We have published an investigation information release concerning a collision between a dozer and a haul truck at Mangoola Coal Mine, Wybong on 5 October 2020.

A dozer was working at the tip head. A haul truck arrived at the tip head and reversed to dump a load. The truck operator heard a thud and stopped. The haul truck and the dozer had collided. The dozer operator sustained soft tissue injuries and was transported to hospital for medical review.

Read the full Investigation Information Release

Report on the statutory review of WHS (MPS) laws

The report on the statutory review of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013 and Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 (WHS (MPS) laws) was tabled in Parliament by the Deputy Premier on 10 November 2020.
The review found the objectives of the Act remain valid and its terms generally appropriate for securing those objectives. It also made 40 recommendations for improvements to the operation of the laws.

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Worker injured when pulling electrical cable with an integrated tool carrier

We have published an investigation information release concerning an incident that occurred at Cadia East Operations on 1 September 2020 when workers were underground installing a high voltage cable from an integrated tool carrier (ITC) fitted with a man-basket.

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Certificate of competence
briefing session

Coal mine open cut examiner and mining engineering manager

An additional online candidate briefing session for coal mine open cut examiner and mining engineering manager certificate of competence applicants will be held on Monday 14 December 2020.

You must register to attend the session.

More information and registration

Maintenance of competence requirements for Tier-2 quarry managers

We have recently announced the adoption of a three-tiered approach to the administration of the quarry manager practicing certificate scheme. We have also published guidance material that outlines the standards and experience requirements for persons who carry out the quarry manager statutory function.

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Next stops for the Small Mines and Quarries Roadshow

Wagga Wagga, 24 November | Tumut, 26 November

Bringing quarry operators, managers and workers together to learn, refresh and discuss the latest in the quarrying industry.

Attendance is free but places are limited so you must register to attend.
Further information and registration
The Small Mines and Quarries Health and Safety Roadshow will be held in line with the NSW Government COVID-19 Safety Plan for conferences, functions, and corporate events.

Scheduled website maintenance

Please note, the Resources Regulator website will be undergoing maintenance on 8 December 2020. This process is not expected to affect general website content, however, some website features such as forms will not work during this time.

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SafeWork NSW launches 2020-2022 dust strategy

The NSW Dust Strategy 2020-2022 provides NSW workers and businesses with a coordinated approach to protect workers from illness, injury and death resulting from exposure to hazardous dusts, such as asbestos, crystalline silica and wood.

View the NSW Dust Strategy 2020-2022
Visit the SafeWork website

GHS 7 transition – updates to the model WHS Regulations amendment

Safe Work Australia has updated the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (Hazardous Chemicals) Amendment 2020 and explanatory statement for the transition to Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Revision 7 (GHS 7).

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