Mines safety message drives across WA

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Tuesday, 8 October, 2019 - 12:45
Policy & legislation
Western Australia

WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently launched its annual Mines Safety Roadshow which focuses on promoting on-site risk awareness.

The month-long series of roadshows starts in Kalgoorlie, before travelling across nine other Western Australian cities and towns.

The event was also scheduled to visit Fortescue Metals Group’s Cloudbreak mine site yesterday.

This year’s theme ‘Building healthy and safe workplaces’ features presentations and workshops on myths about noise, the power of hazard identification and learning from investigations.

The roadshow also showcases a new safety video on how workplace factors influence an incident, as well as information on the fly-in, fly-out mental health code of practice.

“The roadshows are a great example of the department’s ongoing commitment to improving mine safety and promoting a healthy workplace culture across Western Australia’s mining sector,” said WA Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston.

“These events educate employers and workers on how to better understand and identify hazards on site, and how to control these risks.

“The McGowan Government is committed to working with industry and stakeholders to advance our collective knowledge and improve safety.”