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Respirable Crystalline Silica

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. Upload RCS Fact Sheet

Health and Safety Management Template

Many quarries, particularly smaller operators, continue to struggle with Health and Safety management. Recognising this, MinEx, supported by the AQA and IOQNZ, has produced a H&S template. This provides the outline of a health and safety management system. By following the guidelines and completing the templates as they apply to your quarry, you will have […]

Chief inspector wants ‘much more effort’ on quarry, mine vehicle safety

New Zealand’s top mine inspector has called on quarry and surface mine operators to lift their game when it comes to the use of vehicles. Tony Forster, chief inspector – extractives at the government’s High Hazards Unit (HHU), has signalled the inspectorate will this year keep a closer eye on safety issues involving vehicles at […]

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The Health and Safety (Pike River Implementation) Bill

Email message received from MBIE 26/6/2013 Dear stakeholders The Health and Safety (Pike River Implementation) Bill was introduced to Parliament this week, and is available on the Parliament website at Health-and-Safety-Pike-River-Implementation-Bill The Bill contains the proposed legislative changes needed to implement the Government’s response to the Royal Commission’s recommendations. It has three parts: Part 1 […]

MBIE Submission Documents

Good Morning All, Please find attached with this post, the three documents that the IOQNZ will be sending through to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Education (MBIE) as a submission on the “Safe mines: safe workers” proposal. This has to be with MBIE by the close of business on July 1st 2013 (Monday next […]

NZ Reports

Fatality Report Engulfment Fatality Report NZDOL 090702 Haz42 Fatality – Bulldozer Brake Failure NZDOL 080215 aa30 Frontbucket FEL are not designewd as power operated work platforms… NZDOL 071220 aa28 Mine Explosives Magazine records must accurately show the quantity of new stock…