Report highlights common dust hazard management issues

Published: 29th November 2019

Our recently published Targeted intervention program (TIP) report on respirable dust in quarry operations summarises the findings of assessments undertaken in relation to the hazard of respirable dust in NSW quarry operations, which started in September 2019 and involved 24 mines.

Safety bulletin: Hoist rope unravels over head sheave

Published: 29th November 2019

A person-riding gemstone hoist winch rope was found with the inner strand of the rope protruding from the rope lay in two places.

Three possible dust disease cases being investigated

Published: 28th November 2019

The NSW mining watchdog is investigating three new cases of possible dust disease.

Review of mining and petroleum health and safety laws

Published: 26th November 2019

The NSW Government will undertake a review of mining and petroleum work health and safety laws and regulations next year.

Resources Regulator investigating incident at Bulga Open Cut mine

Published: 15th November 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced an investigation into the death of a worker at Bulga Open Cut mine in the Hunter Valley.

Seeking synergy across jurisdictions, the common ground at recent AMCAC and CCIM talks

Published: 14th November 2019

We recently hosted the annual Conference of Chief Inspectors of Mines (CCIM) and the Australasian Mining Competency Advisory Committee (AMCAC).

Final workshop on practising certificates in 2019 series

Published: 7th November 2019

The Resources Regulator is holding its final face-to-face workshop for people who hold a practising certificate or who want to obtain one.

$2 million in new grants to encourage exploration of greenfield areas in NSW

Published: 1st November 2019

Explorers now have an additional $2 million incentive to search for deposits of traditional and high-tech metals across NSW, with a new round of grants to help cover the costs of exploration drilling now on offer from the NSW Government.

Prohibition notices issued to Thuddungra Mine

Published: 31st October 2019

Inspectors from the Resources Regulator have issued 13 prohibition notices to the Thuddungra Mine near Young in relation to structural integrity issues with the site’s conveyor, screening, cyclone and bin structures.

Mudgee Stone and company executive convicted and fined for mining offences

Published: 29th October 2019

Mudgee Stone Co Pty Ltd and its company director Mr Robert Murdoch were convicted and ordered to pay costs totalling $340,000.