DNRME seeks feedback on Qld mining "safety reset"


Wednesday, 31 July, 2019


DNRME seeks feedback on Qld mining "safety reset"

The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) is calling for feedback on the mining and quarry industry “safety reset”.

The Queensland Government announced the reset on 10 July, following the death of a coalmine worker three days earlier — the sixth mining and quarry worker death in the state in 12 months. According to the government, the safety reset will involve discussions between management, operational staff and relevant union representatives on risks and safe practices.

Those who have completed the reset are encouraged to complete the DNRME’s safety reset survey, which asks participants to consider whether they think the reset will make a difference, whether their site is safe, how they can improve their site’s safety and what attitude their site has to reporting safety concerns.

Participants can also supply feedback via safetyreset@dnrme.qld.gov.au.

Queensland mines and quarries are expected to implement the safety reset by the end of August 2019.

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