New Hazard Register Released for Mining Industry

The WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has developed a new hazard register to assist in the development of safe work practices on mining operations.

The register presents the findings from 53 serious injury or serious incident investigations undertaken by the Department between January 2011 to December 2016.

The DMIRS say the use of the hazard register should assist in the prevention of similar incidents by raising awareness of the circumstances and hazards associated with these incidents, as well as identifying precautions or preventative measures that could avert an incident.

The hazard registers enable sites to:

  • Identify hazards with the potential to cause fatalities or serious injuries
  • Demonstrate how hazards can impact different occupation groups
  • Identify the activities and tasks being undertaken at the time a fatality, serious injury or other serious incident occurred
  • Identify potential precautions or preventative measures.

The hazard register also includes accompanying guidance material that explains the most effective method to use it.

You can access and download the hazard register here.

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