The Queensland Government has appointed a mine safety board of inquiry to investigate more than 40 methane gas incidents in Queensland’s underground coal mines since mid-2019.
The Queensland Mines Inspectorate has received increasing reports of safety risks from mine and quarry workers across the state.
Queensland and New South Wales have introduced new initiatives to reduce silicosis cases in the states.
The Queensland Government will set up an independent safety and health regulator statutory body following parliamentary recommendations into coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.
The Queensland safety reset has officially reached 96 per cent of the state’s mine and quarry workforce despite the deadline being at the end of August.
A safety reset across Queensland’s mines and quarries has reached the home stretch, with safety sessions mandated for completion in the workplace by the end of August.
Queensland Government figures have revealed the state has slashed the number of mine inspections by 400 in the past four years.