• Airborne contaminants and dust

    An airborne contaminant is a fume, mist, gas, vapour, dust or other microorganism that is a potentially harmful substance to which individuals may be exposed in their working environment.

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  • Dust diseases

    Dust diseases caused by exposure to airborne contaminants can kill or cause serious long-term health complications for workers. Pneumoconiosis and silicosis are just two preventable dust diseases that require appropriate dust controls, atmospheric monitoring and worker health monitoring.

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  • ANTS

    Information on the cognitive, social and personal resource skills that complement technical skills and contribute to safe and efficient task performance

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  • At risk workers

    Contractors and inexperienced workers are identified as at risk workers in the NSW mining and extractives industry.

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  • Bullying in the workplace

    A definition of bullying, information on workers' rights and who to contact about bullying

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  • Electrical engineering

    Topics, guidance material and incident information regarding electrical engineering safety.

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  • Emergency planning

    All mines are required to have an Emergency Plan. The plan is a principal control plan under the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 and forms part of the safety management system of the mine.

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  • Exploration

    Information on the regulation of exploration for minerals under the WHS Act

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  • Fatigue

    Information to help identify and manage fatigue in the NSW mining industry

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  • Fires on mobile plant

    A review of data has identified a concerning increase of reports of fires on mobile plant in New South Wales.

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  • Hazardous chemicals at mine and petroleum sites

    Exposure to hazardous chemicals can cause serious illness, irritations, injury or even death.

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  • Health management

    Information on priority health issues for the NSW mining industry

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  • Heat stress

    Workers who are exposed to heat are at risk of developing heat stress, which can lead to more life-threatening conditions.

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  • Human and organisational factors

    An overview of human factors in the mining industry, including where to find further information.

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  • Mechanical engineering

    Key risks, legislation guidance, mechanical reports and other topics relevant to mechanical engineering safety

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  • Mining engineering

    Resources to help establish the safe and sustainable recovery of mineral resources

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  • Muscuoloskeletal disorders

    Information on musculoskeletal disorders and the risk factors that lead to their development

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  • Naturally occurring asbestos

    Information and guidance on naturally occurring asbestos.

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  • Opal & gemstone mining

    WHS obligations that apply to opal and gemstone miners

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  • Risk management

    Download elements of the Minerals industry Risk Management model and Mining Design Guidelines

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  • Safe design

    Roof bolting is tough work and is identified by the workers who undertake the job as their most hazardous manual task.

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  • Safety incentive schemes

    A tool to assist safety incentive schemes in the mining and extractives industry in NSW

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  • Serious incidents

    The NSW Resources Regulator has identified an increase in the occurrence of serious incidents in 2018. It is the role of the regulator to remind industry that any one of these serious incidents could have resulted in one or more fatalities.

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  • Small mines and quarries

    The NSW Resources Regulator are holding a series of health and safety roadshow across NSW.

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  • Statutory functions

    Information on the statutory functions that apply to different classes of mines

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  • Subsidence engineering

    Information on the work of mine subsidence management group

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  • Tourist mines

    Regulations that apply to tourist mines under WHS legislation

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