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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'...

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'...

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