WA Mines and Petroleum and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston has announced the successful tender for a landmark study into workplace and mental health across the state’s mining sector.
The Western Australia Government has announced a funding boost for the Mental Awareness, Respect and Safety program as part of the 2022–23 state budget.
The WA Government’s new Work Health and Safety laws will improve protections for workers, including those in the mining and resources sector.
All Western Australian mining operations are now required to comply with a workplace exposure standard for diesel particulate matter (DPM).
The Western Australian Government is set to halve the workplace exposure standards for crystalline silica and coal dust to reduce the risk of mine workers contracting lung diseases.
The Western Australian Government has passed its Work Health and Safety Bill through the Legislative Council.
Western Australia could be the next Australian state to introduce stricter employment protection laws after the Industrial Relations (IR) Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 was introduced into state parliament.
The Western Australian Government is set to reduce the mines safety levy by 20 per cent starting from July.
The Western Australian Government has introduced the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Bill in Parliament, laying a groundwork for future modern workplace safety laws that apply to all industries.
Western Australia has introduced a guidance to help deliver better rehabilitation of mine sites, which saw the support in funding by mining companies such as BHP, Rio Tinto and South32.
The McGowan government has released an updated draft code of practice to help create mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) mine workers in Western Australia.
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety gathered mine site leaders to talk safety at its fourth annual registered managers forum last week.