The Queensland Mines Inspectorate has received increasing reports of safety risks from mine and quarry workers across the state.
Queensland is committed to matching Safe Work Australia’s recommended standards for dust exposure, due for release before the year ends.
The Queensland Government will set up an independent safety and health regulator statutory body following parliamentary recommendations into coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.
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.
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) will take part in the current Queensland-wide safety reset following three fatalities at the sites in the past five years.
Queensland Government figures have revealed the state has slashed the number of mine inspections by 400 in the past four years.
NRW subsidiary Golding has restarted operations at the Baralaba North coal mine in Queensland, following a fatal incident at the site over a week ago.