NSW Quarterly Safety Report details latest mining hazards


Monday, 14 December, 2020

NSW Quarterly Safety Report details latest mining hazards

The NSW Resources Regulator has released the Quarterly Safety Report for July to September 2020, which details incidents and trends relating to hazard management along with sector-specific information. The report has been released to help industry improve safety management systems and undertake risk assessments at their sites.

In this quarter, total incident notifications received by principal hazard were up 32%. Key principal mining hazards that saw the largest rise in notifications were air quality, dust or other airborne contaminants, fire or explosion, and ground or strata failure.

As a high-hazard regulator, the NSW Resources Regulator focuses on compliance with legislative requirements associated with principal and other high-risk hazards. ‘Roads or other vehicle operating areas’ and ‘fires or explosion’ are hazards that feature regularly in incident notifications to the Regulator.

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