MinEx is keen to see some changes to extractives sector Certificates of Competence (CoC) introduced as quickly as possible.
WorkSafe are outlining proposed changes to Workplace Exposure Standards (WESs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs). Some of these will affect a number of operations in the New Zealand extractives sector.
New and appropriate regulations for the mining and quarry sector have been floating around as an idea for several years; now they are happening.In my first meeting with new Workplace...
Repeated incidents at mines and quarries where no one is harmed, and often not reported to WorkSafe, pose the greatest risk of serious injury or death, MinEx says.
WorkSafe has announced the appointment of Paul Hunt as Chief Inspector Extractives in the High Hazards Unit.
The increasing importance the extractives sector and other industries see in lifting Health and Safety performance is being recognised by a number of industry awards.
MinEx have just released a flyer to assist sites in identifying the hazards presented by Respirable Crystalline Silica, assessing exposure to workers and controlling this exposure.
Fears about people living near quarries being exposed to dust that can cause the dangerous lung disease of silicosis have been dismissed by the National Health and Safety Council for...
The quarry industry and its health and safety organisation want a tougher approach taken this year to small quarries that continue to flout health and safety regulations.
MinEx has prepared a paper as an introduction to the extractives sector for parliamentarians and officials, to encourage dialogue between industry and government necessary for good outcomes, and to outline...