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New CoC requirements

Following significant lobbying from industry, WorkSafe gazzetted new requirements for a Site Specific Certificate of Competence (CoC) on1st August 2018. Included in the notice are a clearer definition of "workings", which... Read more about 'New CoC requirements'...

Apprenticeship programme announced

Having a clear qualification pathway, starting with an apprenticeship, helps make the mining and quarrying industry a more attractive career option for new entrants to the industry, including school-leavers. MinEx, in... Read more about 'Apprenticeship programme announced'...

Regs review consultation document released

The consultation document for the review of the Health and Safety at Work (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2016 has been released by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment. Read more about 'Regs review consultation document released'...

Canterbury quarries to fight ECan decision

Canterbury quarries should vigorously fight any attempt by Environment Canterbury to impose mandatory continuous dust monitors on the boundaries of all quarries that have a house within 500m of their... Read more about 'Canterbury quarries to fight ECan decision'...

No silicosis risks and good dust management now shown

People living near quarries in Yaldhurst near Christchurch are now confirmed as having no reason to fear being exposed to dust that can cause the dangerous lung disease of silicosis,... Read more about 'No silicosis risks and good dust management now shown '...

Truck accidents on the rise - MinEx

New Zealand risks another vehicle-related fatality at a mine or quarry, MinEx warns. Read more about 'Truck accidents on the rise - MinEx'...

Changes to CoCs announced

MinEx has been the industry lead on getting the much-awaited proposed changes to CoCs for the extractives sector from talk into action.On Friday the WorkSafe Board announced three interim changes... Read more about 'Changes to CoCs announced'...

MinEx rolls out regional health and safety workshops

MinEx are delighted to announce the first of our regional workshops – designed to help you manage risks in your operation – are now confirmed to run, with some acknowledged support from WorkSafe. Read more about 'MinEx rolls out regional health and safety workshops'...

MinEx seeks introduction of CoC changes by midyear

MinEx is keen to see some changes to extractives sector Certificates of Competence (CoC) introduced as quickly as possible. Read more about 'MinEx seeks introduction of CoC changes by midyear'...

Proposed changes to Workplace Exposure Standards and Biological Exposure Indices

WorkSafe are outlining proposed changes to Workplace Exposure Standards (WESs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs). Some of these will affect a number of operations in the New Zealand extractives sector. Read more about 'Proposed changes to Workplace Exposure Standards and Biological Exposure Indices'...

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