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Your voice on occupational health risks in Queensland

· 250 words, 1 min read

Health and safety is imperative for our sector and our ability to deliver enduring social and economic benefits for the community.

AusIMM is committed to improving health and safety across all technical disciplines, and supporting development of risk-responsive practices for all stages of the mining lifecycle.

Indeed, the operational landscape in our industry is developing rapidly as we implement new processes, practices and technologies, and explore opportunities across both established and emerging commodities. This means the nature of occupational risk in our industry is also shifting.

Our colleagues at Resources Safety and Health Queensland are currently consulting on occupational health risks across the state as they deliver their regulatory program.

This process follows a baseline review of occupational health risks undertaken by Ernst and Young and the University of Queensland, led by a team that includes several AusIMM members.

You can access the baseline analysis at the link here.

To further inform the regulator’s review of occupational health risks in the Queensland resources sector, AusIMM are calling on members to provide feedback on the following questions:

  • What are the significant current and emerging occupational health risks?
  • What associated evidence or data do you have to support this?
  • What opportunities are there for improvements in the way occupational health risks are identified, controlled, monitored and regulated in Queensland?
To support AusIMM’s contributions to this analysis, we encourage members to contact the Policy team via by Friday 15 October 2021.

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