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The latest articles in mining health and safety

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In the lead up to MineSafe, we're sharing recent articles from the AusIMM Bulletin that cover health and safety topics of interest to professionals who are keen to understand more about health and safety in mining.

Check out these recent Health and Safety articles from the AusIMM Bulletin:

 

Learning from the past – the lessons of recent investigations and inquiries in Queensland’s mining industry

Following recent confronting reviews and inquiries into fatal incidents, it is clear the resources industry needs to reconsider how it approaches safety and health to ensure the wellbeing of workers.

 

The strategic, risk-based approach to safety production

The risk-based approach to workplace health and safety (WHS) compliance has applied to the mining industry since the mid-1980s. Recent changes, particularly industrial manslaughter provisions, have raised serious concerns within the industry given the prosecutions of business owners resulting in prison sentences and significant fines. 

 

The threat of health-related class action suits due to the impacts on the health of underground mine workers 

Mining corporations face the threat of health-related class action suits due to the impacts on the health of underground mine workers, in particular, due to persistent exposure over time to diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEE).

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