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22 February 2024
One new member has been appointed to the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee and two existing members were re-appointed ensuring continuity of membership while gaining fresh perspectives on safety and health in the mining and quarrying industry.
31 January 2024
Queensland has a new interim Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health after experienced resources industry professional Andrew Clough was appointed recently.
24 November 2023
Queensland’s Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health Kate du Preez has resigned from the role to take up a new opportunity in the mining sector.
24 November 2023
More than 120 Queensland coal mining industry stakeholders gathered together recently to share their experiences in responding to Recognised standard 22—Management structure for the development and implementation of the safety and health management system.
27 September 2023
Coal mining industry stakeholders will gather this November to discuss how mining operations have responded to Recognised Standard 22—Management structure for the development and implementation of the safety and health management system.
18 July 2023
A new education resource which assists mining and quarrying operations to complete effective risk assessments to make better risk management decisions was launched recently by the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee.
17 July 2023
Safety experts from industry, universities and technology companies discussed solutions to reduce vehicle interaction incidents in the mineral mining and quarrying industry at a forum hosted by the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee (MSHAC) recently.
04 July 2023
Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health Kate du Preez's reflections on the discussions at the 26th World Mining Congress which was held in Brisbane from Monday 26 June to Thursday 29 June.
19 June 2023
More than 1600 mine and quarry workers have so far completed the Queensland Mining Industry Safety Reporting Survey from across the coal mining, mineral mining, quarrying and exploration sectors.
29 May 2023
Queensland’s mine and quarry workers can have their say on the safety reporting culture in the coal mining, mineral mining and quarrying industries as part of an industry-wide survey which launches on Thursday 1 June 2023.
26 May 2023
Vehicle interactions at mines and quarries will be the focus of an upcoming forum hosted by the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee (MSHAC) on 12 July 2023 in Brisbane.
15 May 2023
The competency requirements for site senior executives (SSEs) at mineral mines (competency 1) were updated recently by the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee.
29 March 2023
Coal mining industry safety leaders and professionals from across Queensland gathered in Rockhampton recently to discuss strategies for the safe operation of dozers and other plant equipment.
20 March 2023
The annual reports of the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health and two safety and health advisory committees were tabled recently in the Queensland Parliament by the Minister for Resources Scott Stewart.
13 March 2023
The competency requirements for site senior executives (SSEs) for coal mines (competency 8) were updated today by the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee (CMSHAC).
11 January 2023
Heavy vehicle drivers on surface mines working night shifts are the most at risk of being involved in a fatigue-related incident according to a new report by The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute published by the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health.
02 December 2022
Queensland’s mining industry already has many of the elements necessary, including legislation, to meet the Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry’s recommendation to separately address process safety and personal safety.
21 November 2022
The competency requirements for site senior executives (SSEs) for surface mines and quarries (competency 1b) were updated recently by the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee (MSHAC).
11 November 2022
Four new members have been appointed to the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee bringing more than 100 years of collective coal mining industry experience to the table.
21 September 2022
A retired district workers’ representative and a regional inspector of mines with more than 80 collective years of experience in the resources industry have reported for safety as part of the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health’s ongoing industry education campaign—Report for Safety.
19 September 2022
The Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health Kate du Preez today laid a wreath at the Miners Memorial Day Service in remembrance of the more than 1503 miners who have lost their lives in mining tragedies in Queensland.
08 September 2022
A new project examining fatigue management in the Queensland mining industry and its relationship with mental health and safety outcomes has been initiated by the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health.
02 September 2022
Queensland’s top two mines rescue teams will be travelling to the United States in the coming days to compete against the world’s best at the International Mines Rescue Competition in West Virginia from 11–16 September.
Progress has been made, but mineral mining industry still has work to do on respirable crystalline silica
19 July 2022
The mineral mining and quarrying industry has successfully developed, implemented and shared innovative strategies and knowledge related to the practical application of controls for respirable crystalline silica, but still has some work to do to ensure those controls are appropriately maintained and monitored.
Reporting for safety means safety for all. New education campaign launched by Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health
24 June 2022
A new education campaign which aims to support the resources industry to foster a positive reporting culture was launched today by the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health.
31 May 2022
The control of respirable dust at mineral mines and quarries and the barriers and opportunities for localised controls will be explored at a forum hosted by the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee on 30 June 2022 at The University of Queensland.
20 May 2022
Coal mine workers in Moranbah and surrounding areas will have the chance to meet with members of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee (CMSHAC) to discuss safety and health in the coal mining industry.
29 March 2022
The first annual report of the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health has today been tabled in the Queensland Parliament by the Minister for Resources Scott Stewart.
14 March 2022
The Queensland Resources Council has published a new report which examines the prevalence of safety and health practices similar to those used by high reliability organisations (HROs) in the Queensland mining industry.
08 March 2022
In marking International Women’s Day 2022, Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health Kate du Preez today called on the Queensland resources industry to continue its work to break down and remove gender bias, stereotypes and discrimination in the industry.
17 December 2021
Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year from the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health Kate du Preez.
16 December 2021
More than 330 resources industry leaders gathered at Parliament House recently to develop practical and workable lead indicators for the resources industry.
Learning from the past – the lessons of recent investigations and inquiries in Queensland’s mining industry
08 December 2021
Following recent confronting reviews and inquiries into fatal incidents, it is clear the resources industry needs to reconsider how it approaches safety and health to ensure the wellbeing of workers.
09 November 2021
A new video released by the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health discusses what the application of high reliability organisation (HRO) theory looks like in practice.
06 October 2021
Many organisations in the Queensland resources industry are currently considering the question: How does an organisation become a high reliability organisation (HRO)?
10 August 2021
A new video series which explores current safety and health issues in Queensland’s resources industry was launched today by the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health.
03 August 2021
On 31 July 1972 at 2.47 am, 17 miners were killed in an explosion at the Box Flat coal mine in Swanbank near Ipswich. Another man lost his life 14 months after the incident as a result of the injuries he sustained.
29 April 2021
Organisations aspiring to develop the characteristics of high reliability organisations (HROs) must focus their efforts on cultivating the appropriate environment and behaviours that will enable these characteristics to emerge.
23 April 2021
The best underground coal mines rescue talent in the state was on display recently at the Queensland Mines Rescue Service Memorial Cup 2021.
11 March 2021
Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health supports The University of Queensland's expert forum on the subject of high reliability organisations.
Last updated: 19 Jul 2022