Reminder: Work health and safety reports due 31 July 2020

Published: 28th July 2020

Mine operators that meet the criteria for submitting work health and safety (WHS) reports must complete their submissions by 31 July 2020.

Practising certificates required from 1 October 2020

Published: 15th July 2020

From 1 October 2020 this year, individuals will only be able to exercise a statutory function at a mine when they hold a practising certificate.

Key compliance priorities updated

Published: 13th July 2020

The Resources Regulator has published its July - December 2020 Compliance priorities document which sets out the key compliance priorities for the next six months.

Cancellation of exemption (notification of detection of crystalline silica)

Published: 10th July 2020

The new respirable crystalline silica workplace exposure standard of 0.05mg/m3 is in effect in NSW (it commenced 1 July 2020).

Update: COVID-19 situation

Published: 6th July 2020

In line with the latest health advice the Resources Regulator is progressively returning to full operational levels for its regulatory operations.

Work health and safety reports can now be submitted online

Published: 2nd July 2020

Work health and safety reports for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 are now available on the Resources Regulator Portal for mine operators to complete.

Take action to prevent dust disease

Published: 2nd July 2020

NSW has a comprehensive and strong regulatory scheme for managing dust risks, with specific mining health and safety legislation and the most stringent dust exposure standards in Australia.

Horsely Park Quarry rehabilitation

Published: 1st July 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator has published a new Rehabilitation Information Release following the successful completion of rehabilitation on part of the Horsley Park (Plant 23) Quarry in western Sydney, NSW.

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Learning from investigations: Tyre handler fatality, Bengalla Coal Mine

Published: 22nd June 2020

On 3 November 2018 a Marathon Tyres worker at Bengalla Mine sustained fatal injuries while replacing a tyre from a water cart.

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Second COVID-19 emergency response exercise for remote mines

Published: 17th June 2020

A second exercise PANDEMINEIUM was held yesterday, bringing together mines from the Cobar and Nyngan areas with emergency services and government agencies to further test the emergency response in the event of an underground mine emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic.