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Mining health and safety

Mining health and safety

Learn more about health and safety

For AusIMM’s first ever Digital Discovery Series, we hosted a webinar that covered the most pressing health and safety concern of 2020: the impacts of COVID-19. Our experts looked at how COVID-19 is affecting the mining industry and provided insights to help keep you, your colleagues and the global community healthy.

We’ve also pulled together links to government websites to help you stay on top of the latest COVID-19 updates in your local area, as well as factsheets from our conference charity partner, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, for those living and working in remote or rural areas.

Under our recommended reading section, we are showcasing popular AusIMM Bulletin articles on other health and safety topics to bring you thought-provoking coverage of issues that matter. We’ve also compiled a reader of recent conference papers to give you quick access to a variety of expert views and opinions.

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.

COVID-19 Industry Update

Access industry relevant information and links

Royal Flying Doctor Service Factsheets

Information on COVID-19 for those living and working in rural or remote areas


We can all help to slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing good hygiene, self isolation, and social distancing

Coronavirus Symptoms

If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help

If you are unwell

What to do if you are unwell or suspect you may have the virus

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?

Digital reader: health and safety conference papers

Free for AusIMM members.

A section of papers from AusIMM conferences covering everything from on-site safety culture to critical risk control.

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