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New regs by Christmas

New and appropriate regulations for the mining and quarry sector have been floating around as an idea for several years; now they are happening.In my first meeting with new Workplace... Read more about 'New regs by Christmas'...

Focus on 'near hits' to save lives

Repeated incidents at mines and quarries where no one is harmed, and often not reported to WorkSafe, pose the greatest risk of serious injury or death, MinEx says. Read more about 'Focus on 'near hits' to save lives '...

WorkSafe appoints new Chief Inspector Extractives

WorkSafe has announced the appointment of Paul Hunt as Chief Inspector Extractives in the High Hazards Unit. Read more about 'WorkSafe appoints new Chief Inspector Extractives'...

Awards show we are lifting our game

The increasing importance the extractives sector and other industries see in lifting Health and Safety performance is being recognised by a number of industry awards. It's a welcome measure of how... Read more about 'Awards show we are lifting our game'...

Respirable Crystalline Silica fact sheet

MinEx have just released a flyer to assist sites in identifying the hazards presented by Respirable Crystalline Silica, assessing exposure to workers and controlling this exposure. Read more about 'Respirable Crystalline Silica fact sheet'...

Silicosis risks not real for residents but dust management required

Fears about people living near quarries being exposed to dust that can cause the dangerous lung disease of silicosis have been dismissed by the National Health and Safety Council for... Read more about 'Silicosis risks not real for residents but dust management required'...

Rogue small quarries must shape up or be shut

The quarry industry and its health and safety organisation want a tougher approach taken this year to small quarries that continue to flout health and safety regulations. Read more about 'Rogue small quarries must shape up or be shut'...

A briefing on the extractives sector and health and safety

MinEx has prepared a paper as an introduction to the extractives sector for parliamentarians and officials, to encourage dialogue between industry and government necessary for good outcomes, and to outline... Read more about 'A briefing on the extractives sector and health and safety'...

Up to $8000 for women's leadership development

Building on the significant developmental momentum achieved earlier in the year, Women & Leadership New Zealand is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across NZ’s... Read more about 'Up to $8000 for women's leadership development'...

NZ Fatality - truck driver killed with tipper fell on cab

Tragically, a truck driver was killed last week when his tipper body fell onto the cab of his truck while he was unloading in a Tauranga quarry. We do not know... Read more about 'NZ Fatality - truck driver killed with tipper fell on cab'...

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