Health and safety research has focused on multiple fatality and serious injury events even though the mortality and morbidity toll of less serious incidents is higher.
The webinar presents the results of an analysis of 51 NSW mining incidents that occurred between 2004 and 2019 using published regulatory investigation reports and prosecution summaries. Control failures are examined using the University of Queensland UQR!SK taxonomy that integrates human factors and engineering. The UQR!SK method draws on the International Council on Mining and Metals Critical control management guide.
The analysis also tested if pattern failures conformed to Michael Quinlan’s Ten Pathways to Death and Disaster. This work and other sociotechnical system approaches are used to examine other factors outside the direct control of the work health and safety management system.
Participants will gain a broad perspective on incident causation including human and organisational factors in complex systems. The presentation will challenge safety practitioners to extend the Incident Cause Analysis Method (ICAM) and other root cause methods of incident investigation to include operational and strategic decisions. They should also consider the influence of production pressures, commodity prices & profitability on management decisions. The speaker argues that worker errors occur in the context of work demand and worker capacity mismatch. Also work pressures can be linked with management operational and strategic decisions.
The speaker: Heather has a PhD in systems approaches to occupational incident (as distinct from disasters) causation and prevention in mining. Heather has worked in work health and safety regulation for 20 years, including 10 years as the Manager of the Industry Assistance Unit with the NSW Resources Regulator. The unit developed education resources on fatigue, health management, non-technical skills for mine workers, and human & organisational factors.
Before embarking on a career in safety, Heather worked as an occupational therapist providing occupational rehabilitation and return to work services.
When: Tuesday 12th October 4pm
Speaker: Dr. Heather Jackson
Cost: AusIMM Member $0.00, Non-Member $30.00
Upcoming Jameson Distinguished Lecture – 11 November - Newcastle
In Person Event - Thursday 11 November, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
The 8th Annual Jameson Distinguished Lecture will be held at Newcastle Museum.
Topic: Gekko and innovation – lessons learnt from COVID-19.
When COVID-19 hit, the local medical community looked to Gekko to design ventilators as a back-up plan. Gekko design and projects team realised that their core competencies and capabilities, developed over 25 years in the mining supply sector, were ideally suited to this challenge.
Technologically Gekko’s world class capability in hydraulics, pneumatics and control systems meant it could design a unit from first principles using a very limited supply chain and creating new components where necessary.
Speaker: Sandy Gray, Co-founder and Technical Director of Gekko Systems
When: Thursday, 11 November 2021, 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Where: Newcastle Museum, McIntyre Theatrette, 6 Workshop Way, Newcastle
Cost: AusIMM Member $0.00, Non-Member $0.00
Included: Refreshments – will be available prior to the address.
More details and register here.