The Western Australian Government will make it mandatory for the state’s port workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they can access and undertake some roles on an ‘exposed’ vessel.
The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CMEWA) will receive ongoing funding from the Western Australian Government to support the implementation of the state’s modernised work health and safety laws.
BHP and the Western Australia Government have launched the first stage of major road and rail works in the Pilbara region to provide better safety to the local community and mining sector.
Fly-in-fly-out workers will soon be able to get their COVID-19 vaccination at Perth Airport following an industry-first partnership between Rio Tinto and the Western Australia Government.
The Western Australian Government is reviewing two of BHP’s Pilbara mining licenses following detection of dust with higher levels of PM10.
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.
The Western Australian Government has launched the Mentally Healthy Workplaces Audit for mining workplaces, while Mitsubishi is supporting a program to improve mental health services in Queensland.