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New South Wales


New South Wales

Mine safety within NSW is legislated through a combination of state mining OHS legislation and overarching general OHS legislation. Browsing through the various classifications within this jurisdiction will present the relevant documents associated with various aspects of mining safety

There are a total of 39 documents from 6 organisations within this category.


Legislation 2 documents from 0 organisations.

Legislation

Safety legislation for NSW mining
 

The principal mine safety Acts which apply to NSW mines are:

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000
Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002
Mine Health and Safety Act 2004 
Explosives Act 2003 


These Acts and their supporting regulations set out requirements for ensuring that NSW mines are safe and healthy. These requirements spell out the duties of different groups of people who play a role in workplace health and safety. Where a conflict arises the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 prevails.


Specific Legislation Documents

Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002 No 129

PDF Document 1.6Mb

Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002 No 129

Current version valid from 1 July 2010

Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation 2006

PDF Document 347kb

Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation 2006

Current version for 9 July 2010

Mine Health and Safety Act 2004 No 74

PDF Document 1.3Mb

Mine Health and Safety Act 2004 No 74

Current version valid from 9 July 2010

Mine Health and Safety Regulation 2007

PDF Document 228kb

Mine Health and Safety Regulation 2007

Current version for 9 July 2010

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 No 40

 

Work Health and Safety Act 2011

Current version valid from 1 October 2009

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001

 

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011

Current version for 9 July 2010

 

2 documents from 0 organisations.

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Standards Referred to in Legislation 8 documents from 1 organisations.

Standards Referred to in Legislation

Standards are published documents by Standards Australia setting out specifications and procedures designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistently perform the way they were intended to. They establish a common language which defines quality and safety criteria.

 

Compliance with Australian Standards are mandatory where they are specifically referred to within the legislation.

8 documents from 1 organisations.

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Codes of Practice/Recognised Standards 36 documents from 1 organisations.

Codes of Practice/Recognised Standards

Codes of Practice

A code of practice provides practical guidance on how to comply with a general duty or a specific duty. It describes, without being prescriptive, safe work practices that can be used to reduce the risk of work-related injury and disease.
Work practices included may not represent the only acceptable means of achieving the standard to which the code refers.
 

Compliance with codes of practice is not mandatory but they may be used by courts as the standard when assessing other methods or practices used.

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Guidelines 44 documents from 1 organisations.

Guidelines

A guideline is an explanatory document providing detailed information on the requirements of legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice or matters relating to occupational safety and health in NSW Mines.

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Other Guidance Material 16 documents from 1 organisations.

Other Guidance Material

Other Guidance Material without an Official Classification.

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Safety Alerts 209 documents from 3 organisations.

Safety Alerts

Safety Alerts are an important communication tool between the NSW government and the NSW mining industry, suppliers, unions and industry organisations. Safety Alerts are issued following the occurrence of an event such as a fatal accident, dangerous occurrence and an incident which is considered to be of significance to the industry, with the aim of preventing a similar occurrence.

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Safety Bulletins 38 documents from 4 organisations.

Safety Bulletins

Safety Bulletins contain information relating to mine safety issues. They are similar to Safety Alerts but are not directly linked to a specific incident. (Please note that NSW Safety Bulletins commenced in 2006.)

38 documents from 4 organisations.

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Investigation Reports 16 documents from 2 organisations.

Investigation Reports

The Investigation Unit produces reports on investigations into incidents in the NSW mining industry.

16 documents from 2 organisations.

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Safety Updates 39 documents from 3 organisations.

Safety Updates

39 documents from 3 organisations.

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