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An emergency response resource library of links to safety bulletins and specialist agencies.

Links and references – emergency response


Safety alerts
from the NSW Department of Industry, Resources and Energy.

Safety bulletins from the NSW Department of Industry, Resources and Energy.

Weekly incident summary from the NSW Department of Industry, Resources and Energy.

Investigation reports from the NSW Department of Industry, Resources and Energy.

Codes of practice for WHS (mines) legislation

Information on the NSW Department of Industry, Resources and Energy Mine Safety Regulatory Reform: Incident prevention strategy.

The NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) provides the NSW Minister for Resources and Energy with advice on critical work, health and safety (WHS) issues of importance to the NSW government.

The Pike River Royal Commission investigated the causes and identified the lessons learnt from the 2010 mine disaster in New Zealand where twenty-nine men lost their lives.

Other industry links

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) uses standards to protect the interests of all students in Australia’s VET system. The Standards guide nationally consistent, high-quality training and assessment services in the vocational education and training system.

Australian Standards is recognised by the Government as Australia’s peak standards body. It coordinates standardisation activities, develops internationally aligned Australian standards and facilitates the accreditation of other standards development organisations.

Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC) is internationally recognised as the pre-eminent centre for minerals industry risk management education, MISHC, through its industry partners, has developed industry resources that assist with the management of minerals industry safety and health risks.

The NSW Minerals Council is a not for profit, peak industry association representing the NSW mining industry.

The Minerals Council of Australia Australia (MCA) represents Australia’s exploration, mining and minerals processing industry, nationally and internationally.

The CFMEU Mining and Energy division represents workers in the mining, oil, gas, port and power industries. It is the principal union in the black and brown coal mining industries.

NSW Mine Safety branch within the Resources and Energy department of Trade and Investment NSW (DTIRIS) implements the NSW Government’s strategy for improving the safety and health performance of the NSW mining industry.

SafeWork NSW works with the employers, workers and community of NSW to achieve safer and more productive workplaces, and effective recovery, return to work and security for injured workers.

NSW Legislation official online publication of state legislation.

Safe Work Australia is the independent statutory agency with primary responsibility to improve occupational health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia.

National Mine Safety Framework (NMSF) is an initiative of the Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources which aims to achieve a nationally consistency occupational health and safety regime for the Australian mining industry.

Metalliferous Mines and Extractive Industries Competence Board (MMEICB) oversees the development of competence standards and the assessment of competencies of people working in the NSW metalliferous and extractives industry.

Coal Competence Board (CCB) oversees the development of competence standards and the assessment of competencies of people working in the NSW coal mining industry.

Mine Managers Association (MMAA) members are qualified people who are, or have been, employed in senior operational positions in the mining industry, with statutory responsibility for a significant part of the operation where employed.


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