This ACOP sets out WorkSafe’s expectations for managing emergencies in mining and tunnelling operations. It provides information on developing an emergency plan and what it should contain, how to test and review the plan, and how to respond to an emergency
Ground or strata instability is a major factor in mine collapse and poses a serious hazard. This guidance sets out our expectations for managing ground or strata instability in underground mining and tunnelling operations
This report from 2003 brings together two separate but related investigations, the National Dust Project and the Respiratory System Survey, each of which were carried out as part of the day to day work of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH).
From the top down, safety needs to be a priority at all mines – including opencast and alluvial mines and quarries. We have produced guidance to address the risks and hazards specific to this type of mining and extraction work.
Workers in the extractives industry are regularly exposed to health hazards in their work.
Operators are required to develop worker health principal control plans by the Health and Safety at Work (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2016.
The possibility that such work could be captured by these regulations has been raised with WorkSafe, and we have determined that this is the result of unintended “creep” of the regulations and want to assure farmers that in most cases they can continue to operate without concern.
This position statement clarifies the tunnelling operations that WorkSafe considers are within the scope of the Health and Safety at Work (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2016. It also lays out the operations the High Hazards Unit Extractives will focus on.