Safety Management of Underground Combustible Sulphide Dust : Guideline

Document Number ZMI578XC

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This MOSHAB approved guideline applies to underground metalliferous mines in Western Australia and recommends precautions to be taken where there is a possibility of sulphide dust ignition. It describes legislative requirements in WA and explains how sulphide dust explosions occur. It also outlines the hazards to be expected from a sulphide dust ignition and recommends control methods to be followed. Prevention and emergency preparedness, mine re-entry and reporting of incidents are other aspects covered.


Mines Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board

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Relates to Western Australia (WA)

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Printed: 19 May, 2022.

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