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Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee membership update

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.

New interim Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health appointed

31 January 2024

Queensland has a new interim Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health after experienced resources industry professional Andrew Clough was appointed recently.

Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health

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.

Industry collaboration key to overcoming challenges of recognised standard 22

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.

Industry forum to discuss responses to recognised standard 22

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.

Risk assessment resource launched by Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee

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.

Vehicle interaction safety forum charts journey towards a safer industry

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.

Reflections on the 26th World Mining Congress

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.

Rich vein of data for the Queensland Mining Industry Safety Reporting Survey

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.

Have your say on safety reporting in the Queensland mining industry

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.

Vehicle interactions the focus for MSHAC safety forum

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.

Competency requirements for site senior executives at underground mineral mines updated

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.

Dozer safety at coal mines the focus of Rockhampton forum

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.

Annual reports tabled in Queensland Parliament

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.

Competency requirements for coal mining site senior executives updated

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).

Fatigue Management in the Queensland Mining Industry and its relationship with Mental Health

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.

Process Safety Management discussion paper published

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.

Competency requirements for mineral mining and quarrying site senior executives updated

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).

Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee members appointed

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.

Steve Carson and Cres Bulger are reporting for safety

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.

Remembering those who have lost their lives in Queensland’s mining industry

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.

Understanding fatigue in the mining industry

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.

Grosvenor and Moranbah North mines rescue teams set to take on the world’s best

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.

Forum to explore control of respirable dust at mineral mines and quarries

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.

Meet with the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee

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.

First Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health annual report tabled in Queensland Parliament

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.

How high reliability organisation practices are being applied in the Queensland mining industry

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.

Break the bias in the resources industry this International Women’s Day

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.

Merry Christmas from the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health and a happy new year

17 December 2021

Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year from the Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health Kate du Preez.

Lead indicators workshop drives real improvements in safety and health outcomes

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.

High reliability organisations in practice – Resources Safety and Health Matters video series

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.

Becoming a high reliability organisation – Resources Safety and Health Matters video series

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)?

Resources Safety and Health Matters video series launched

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.

Remembering the Box Flat mine disaster

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.

New research provides roadmap to developing HRO characteristics

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.

Mines rescue talent on display at Kestrel Mine in Central Queensland

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.

The University of Queensland to hold forum on high reliability organisations

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