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Mining health and safety

Mining health and safety

The health and safety of people working in mining is a shared commitment of everybody in the resources sector.

This includes physical health and safety, but also ensuring people's mental wellbeing.

Explore our collection of health and safety content to learn more about this critical topic.



The state of safety culture—how does mining stack up?

A recent study has revealed key opportunities for driving a positive safety culture in the mining sector, and identified areas for improvement for organisations seeking to strengthen their performance.

COVID-19 Webinar – Resources sector update: An OHS perspective

AusIMM hosted a live webinar on Tuesday 7 April 2020 which focussed on the impacts COVID-19 is having on the resources sector from an occupational health and safety (OHS) perspective.

Facilitated by Mark Noppe, Managing Director of SRK Consulting, the webinar featured a panel discussion with Bobbie Foot, Head, Health and Safety Environment, BHP Mitsubishi Alliance; Rebecca Tomkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Flying Doctor Service WA; and Nikky LaBranche, Research Manager – OHS, Sustainable Minerals Institute.

Other health and safety recommended reading

Safety: Our most vital resource

AusIMM Bulletin, March 2019

As professionals, we all have a responsibility to be safety leaders and to foster a safe workplace for every worker in the resources sector.

Professional perspectives: health and safety

AusIMM Bulletin, June 2019

We asked four professionals; How do you embed health and safety practices into your everyday work life?

The neuroscience of personal safety

AusIMM Bulletin, October 2017

This article is the AusIMM Bulletin’s most read article on health and safety. Cristian Sylvestre asks: why do so many people still get hurt at work even though we do so much to try and keep them safe?

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