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The only appropriate commitment to safety is No Incidents, No Excuses
The only appropriate commitment to safety is No Incidents, No Excuses

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Autonomous safety code a world first

Western Australia continues to be at the forefront in the development of autonomous mining technology with the State Government’s tick of approval on the world’s first code of practice for safe autonomous mining.

You can read the full article here
http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/7105_21979.aspx

And you can access the code here
http://www.macssgroup.com.au/bulletins
under General Information

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Seamless safety regulation for the NSW resources sector
The Bill has harmonised the framework for work health and safety regulation across all onshore resource industries in NSW, and has brought much needed clarity to regulation of the petroleum industry.
A Bill recently passed by NSW State Parliament aligns work health and safety laws at petroleum sites with existing WHS laws for mine sites and strengthens the powers of work health and safety inspectors.
Read the full information to see how this might affect your business or role

http://www.claytonutz.com/publications/edition/29_october_2015/20151029/seamless_safety_regulation_for_the_nsw_resources_sector.page

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BACKFILL REQUIREMENTS - DECEMBER  /JANUARY 
We have experienced specialist safety professionals on
stand by and able to mobilise at short notice to work
through this time of the year to ensure that you have your
safety requirements covered while valuable staff take a well
deserved rest.
If you think you might require backfill or safety support
during the festive holiday period please contact us and we
will make sure that you get the right person for the job.

Contact us 
info@macssgroup.com.au
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Free workplace health and safety webinar series
WorkCover Queensland and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will be hosting a series of three free webinars aimed at further enhancing employer learnings.
http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/10/free-workplace-health-safety-webinar-series/#.ViRglfnzrIU

10 construction workers killed in 2015

Statistics from Safe Work Australia show 10 construction workers have been killed while at work since the beginning of this year. Over the last ten years, the construction industry has featured among industries with the highest number of workplace deaths in Australia.
The industry recorded a total of 29 deaths in 2014, 12 more than the number recorded in the previous year.
Over the period 2003 to 2013, 401 workers employed in the construction industry died from injuries sustained at work. And according to the Work-related Injuries and Fatalities in Construction, Australia, 2003 to 2013 report from Safe Work Australia, this equates to 36 workers per year and is 15% of all worker fatalities. All but four of these workers were men.
Nearly half (46%) of the worker fatalities in the construction industry involved people working as technicians & trade workers. This was followed by labourers (28%) and machinery operators & drivers (21%). There were 22 fatalities over the 11 years that did not involve workers in these three occupations
The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012–2022 identifies the construction industry as a priority industry for action due to the high number and rate of work-related injuries and illnesses and inherent risks associated with working in the industry.
National targets under the Strategy are to reduce the incidence of serious injury by at least 30 percent by 2022 and to reduce the number of work-related fatalities due to injury by at least 20 percent. The construction industry will play an important role in meeting these targets according to the Safe Work Australia 2013 report.

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Construction worker hospitalised after being shot in the heart with nail gun
A man has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after being shot in the heart by a nail gun at a Brisbane construction site.
The incident happened on Thursday, about 5km southwest of the Brisbane CBD,
Paramedics were called to the St Lucia home shortly before midday, following reports a worker had been shot in the chest by a nail gun.
They treated the man at the scene before taking him to the Royal Brisbane Hospital, where he underwent surgery to remove the nail from his heart.
According to reports, the man was nailing wood when the incident happened.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating the incident.

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NSW Department of Industry Resources and Energy and published an information release into the investigation of the death at Ridgeway Mine, Cadia
A mineworker was found trapped between the rear of the mobile plant he was operating and the
sidewall of an underground extraction drive. He suffered fatal injuries.

To read the full investigation  follow the link
http://www.resourcesandenergy.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/578221/IIR15-02-Investigation-Information-Release-Ridgeway.pdf
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