The 2012 edition of the Mining Industry Guide to Workplace Safety has now been released, with this year’s resource focusing on workplace health and safety regulations.
The guide is distributed at no cost to operations managers, mine managers and safety officers across Australia, with additional copies available upon request.
The information aims to educate mine workers of the importance of safe work practices. Topics include: personal protective equipment, principal mining hazard management plans, emergency planning, fitness for work, health monitoring, and keeping mine records.
The resource, published by Pro-Visual, is supported by the Australian Mines and Metals Association, Safe Work Australia and the National Safety Council of Australia.
The publishers note that while the mining industry has made significant improvements to safe work practices in recent years, by its very nature the industry still remains high-risk.
“Australia’s mining industry is a major contributor to our GDP, but the importance of keeping workers safe can never be overlooked,” says Pro-Visual Publishing chief executive John Hutchings.
Pro-Visual is known for its wall-mounted information charts on workplace health and safety, food safety and hygiene, as well as health and wellbeing. The charts are designed as a quick reference point.
The publishers are also running a competition – open to those who receive the guide – with the best entry to win a $5000 holiday voucher.