Health & Safety Monitoring in Mining

by Dave Collins on March 31, 2015



Health & Safety Monitoring in Mining

Mining Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2015 – Released

Chart-Image-MN1-5[1]WHS Regulations require the Mine Operator to ensure that health monitoring is carried out for workers that are exposed to risks associated with mining operations. As a result, Pro-Visual Publishing, in collaboration with Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) and Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC), has released its latest edition of the Mining Industry Guide to Workplace Safety.



Other topics featured in this year’s guide include ground control in open pit mines. It is important that the Mine Operator develops, implements and maintains a documented Principle Hazard Management Plan (PHMP) for ground stability. Uncontrollable stability and movement of materials in the pit slopes causes a high risk of injury or death to a worker. Another topic on this year’s edition is managing Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORMs) in mining. These NORMs pose a potential long-term cumulative risk if a person is exposed to it on a regular basis. Therefore, it is essential that a Principle Mining Hazard Plan be developed for NORMs.

“I would like to thank all of the sponsors of the Mining Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2015. Their support has made it possible for the guide to be distributed free of charge”, said John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing.

Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall-mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene and health and wellbeing information resource charts. Each chart is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for management and staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s charts are designed to inform, motivate, educate and above all keep people and their workplaces safe!

For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the Chart, please call (02) 8272 2611, email marketing@provisual.com.au or see www.provisual.com.au

For Media Enquiries or images please contact Deanna Davenport at Pro-Visual Publishing on (02) 8272 2611 or ddavenport@provisual.com.au



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