Plan to increase mine safety in NSW

THE Mine Safety Advisory Council has released an Action Plan aimed at enhancing mine safety across NSW.

THE Mine Safety Advisory Council has released an Action Plan aimed at enhancing mine safety across NSW.

The Digging Deeper consultancy project, conducted by Shaw Idea Pty Ltd, has completed its final report addressing the recommendations made by the Wran Mine Safety Review.

Minister Macdonald said the project assessed the impact on OHS performance of: production bonus payments and safety-based incentive schemes; fatigue management and working hours in the mining industry; and OHS management systems and consultation.

The Council comprises State Government representatives, mining employers and employees and independent experts in OHS.

The Wran Mine Safety Review recommendations were accepted in 2005 and their implementation is being overseen by the Council.

More information about the Digging Deeper project can be found at http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/minerals/safety/consultation/wran-consultancy-project

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