Health & Safety Monitoring in Mining

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.

The 2015 Mining Industry Guide to Workplace Safety has just been released which provides managers and staff with practical and informative quick reference point.

This free resource has been put together by Pro-Visual Publishing, in collaboration with Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) and Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC).

The guide covers a variety of topics including 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.

Other information resource charts available include topics such as:

  • Workplace Health & Safety;
  • Food Safety & Hygiene; and
  • Health and Wellbeing.

For more information about these resources, or to obtain your FREE Copy of the Mining Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2015, please call (02) 8272 2611 or visit the Pro-Visual website.