The Qld Government has extended the offence of industrial manslaughter to the resources sector; this could see mining executives jailed for up to 20 years.
The NSW Resources Regulator has published the findings of its proactive inspection program, which examined mine operator responses to risks posed by COVID-19.
The NSW Resources Regulator has implemented procedures to reduce the risk of its inspectors contracting or transmitting the COVID-19 virus.
The Queensland Government has urged mining companies to provide more protective measures for staff in mining camps, to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Key representatives of Australia's mining workers and companies, together with regulators, have issued statements supporting safety in the face of COVID-19.
With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in Australia, WorkCover Queensland has advised employers and workers to manage work health and safety risks.
The NSW Government has established a new strategy to protect workers from contracting deadly lung disease silicosis, which is caused by dry cutting stone.
WorkSafe ACT has issued over 70 notices to construction sites for serious safety breaches, following two worker deaths in 2020.
Queensland Government representatives attended a Roundtable Industry Forum to discuss the economic impacts of coronavirus on the state.
New laws by the Queensland Government could lead to mining bosses facing 20 years in jail if their criminal negligence causes the death of mine or quarry workers.
A set of amendments to NSW Work Health and Safety Regulations came into effect in November 2019.
If passed, individuals could face life imprisonment, or businesses, fines up to $10 million, if reckless or negligent conduct has caused a workplace fatality.
The NSW Explosive Act aims to meet industry needs while protecting workers, the public and property from unsafe explosive and explosive precursor use.
Blood lead thresholds and the definition of "lead risk work" have changed following the 1 July update of NSW Work Health and Safety regulations.
Taxi and omnibus drivers are now subject to Western Australian (WA) OSH regulations after the WA Government redefined 'commercial vehicles' in June.