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Shining the Light on Mining Work Place Safety


Monday, 14 May, 2018



Shining the Light on Mining Work Place Safety

Some may be aware that mining is a dangerous occupation, however, what people might not know is that it has the third highest fatality rate of any industry, with 9 workers dying each year. Although the mining industry has seen a decline in the number of fatalities in the past year, it is still more crucial than ever to raise awareness of the importance of safety knowledge and its implementation in the workplace.

Pro-Visual Publishing, in partnership with the Australian Mines and Metals Association and the Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, has proudly released the 2018/19 edition of the Mining Industry Guide to Workplace Safety, covering a range of safety topics relevant to the industry.

Naturally occurring radioactive materials is an issue faced by workers within the industry, the Guide features information on requirements to control and manage the exposure to it. Additionally, this year’s Guide also details emergency response at Australian mines, an important topic specifying information on the contents of an emergency plan and ways to improve the emergency response.

Other important topics include ground control in open pit mines, roads and other vehicle operating areas and controlling the risks.

This year’s guide once again features Augmented Reality (AR), a digitally interactive feature, contributing to engagement and retention of safety information. By simply scanning over any AR capable content using the free Pro-Vis AR App will allow users to instantly download additional WHS information to their smart device.

“I would like to thank all the sponsors of the Mining Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2018/19. Their support has made it possible for the Guide to be distributed free of charge.” – John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing.

Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall-mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene, and wellbeing information resource guides. Each guide is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for management and staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s guides are vital resources to ensure workers return home exactly the way they came to work.

For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the Guide, please call (02) 8272 2611, email marketing@provisual.com.au or visit www.provisual.com.au.

For media enquiries or images please contact Deanna Davenport at Pro-Visual Publishing on (02) 8272 2611 or ddavenport@provisual.com.au.

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