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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.

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Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health Kate du Preez said Steve Carson and Cres Bulger were two well-respected voices in the Queensland mining industry and encouraged all resources industry workers to listen to their advice about the need to report safety concerns.

“Steve spent more than 50 years working in the mineral mining industry as a miner and as a district workers’ representative and served on the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee for a number of years,” Kate said.

“He is extremely knowledgeable about safety and health, and I am delighted to have him as part of this campaign.

“Cres is also a very experienced miner, with more than 30 years of experience, and currently serves as a Regional Inspector of Coal Mines at Resources Safety and Health Queensland.

“He holds qualifications as a site senior executive and open cut examiner and is a strong advocate for improved safety and health in the mining industry.”

Kate said Steve and Cres had recorded nine short interviews which aim to support the resources industry to foster a positive safety reporting culture in the resources industry, and to understand why people do, or do not, report safety concerns.

“One of the cultural changes we need to continue in our resources industry is understanding that reporting even minor safety and health concerns can have a significant effect on preventing serious accidents,” she said.

“I urge all resources industry workers to listen to their interviews and hope that their messages about the reporting of safety concerns resonate with resources workers.

“I have spoken at length about the need to learn the safety lessons of the past and to have Steve and Cres share their decades of experience and knowledge is invaluable.

“When you report for safety, you are helping to keep yourself and your workmates safe. Reporting for safety means safety for all.”

For more information or to view the videos go to Report for Safety or hit like on the Report for Safety Facebook page.

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Last updated: 21 Sep 2022