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MSB No. 080 Asbestos - imported gaskets containing asbestos

Items of plant were recently imported into Western Australia and found to contain bonded asbestos gaskets. The plant was imported from New Zealand and Thailand for installation at a major industrial site. Workers at the site were unaware that any... Read more

Mine Closure Guideline for Minerals Operations in Western Australia

This guideline aims to serve as a framework for planning for mine closure before, during and after mining operations. It lists relevant Western Australian legislation and guidelines that should be consulted and gives a flow chart of the closure planning... Read more

Preparing for the worst the Emergency Management Plan at Sunrise Dam, Australia

As part of Sunrise Dams commitment to maintaining the highest standards of safety and management, the mine has developed an Emergency Management Plan (EMP) that provides a starting point for the management of incidents that have the potential to, or... Read more

Developing a Fatigue Management Plan for Commercial Vehicle Drivers and Operators

This document gives operating standards for hours of work and rest which emphasise the importance of sleep and the timing of work and rest. This helps commercial vehicle drivers to best manage fatigue by planning trips and rosters. Steps in... Read more

Comparison of Ground Conditions and Ground Control Practices in the United States and Australia

Australia and the United States both have large, modern underground coal mining industries. Many companies have in both countries, and there is growing awareness that technological developments in one country can rapidly affect the other. Yet the ability of technology... Read more

Cyanide Management - Research and Development Activiities in Australia

Cyanide has been used safely and effectively in the mining industry for many years but it is a dangerous chemical that must always be used with caution. The aim of this booklet is to outline principles and procedures of cyanide... Read more

MSB No. 053 Particulate emissions low sulphur diesel and health

Western Australia recently became the first State in Australia to enact standards for sulphurcontent in diesel fuel, dropping the maximum level to 500 parts per million. The Commonwealth Government will soon follow with National Fuel Quality Standards, which adopt European standards... Read more

MSB No. 079 Cyclone emergency preparation, planning, preparedness

Recent tragic events at a rail construction camp near Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia highlight the ferocity and damage nature is able to create in communities and mine sites in the region. On Friday 9 March 2007... Read more

MSB No. 046 Lightning - hazards and safeguards

Two recent non-mining fatalities caused by atmospheric lightning serve to remind of the likely consequences that this ‘all too familiar’ hazard can present. Both incidents occurred in open spaces, one victim being struck while beach strolling and the other (a... Read more

Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 143

In June 2007 the operator of a D11 dozer experienced a near miss when a 20 metre high jarrah tree fell onto the dozer during tree clearing operations at a mine site in the South West of Western Australia. Significant Incident... Read more

Emergency Preparedness for Underground Fires in Metalliferous Mines

A guideline for underground metalliferous mines relating to mine fire hazards. Chapters cover identification of ignition and fuel sources, training for emergencies, communications, surface facilities and procedures, personnel management, refuge chambers and self rescuers, evacuation procedures and escape routes, use... Read more

Safety Bund Walls Around Abandoned Open Pit Mines : Guideline

This MOSHAB approved guideline has been issued to assist mining companies with the design of safety bund walls around abandoned open pit mines in order to minimise potential risks to the public. The legislative requirements for Western Australia are described... Read more

Safety Management of Underground Combustible Sulphide Dust : Guideline

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.... Read more

Underground Barring Down and Scaling : Guideline

This MOSHAB approved guideline explains the meaning of scaling or barring down which involves removing loose rock from the walls and rock face of underground mines to make the ground safe. This is a potentially hazardous activity and legislative requirements... Read more

Vertical Opening Safety Practice in Underground Mines: Guideline

This MOSHAB approved guideline identifies some of the hazards associated with vertical openings within or into underground mines and recommends procedures to avoid or minimise these hazards. The relevant legislative requirements for Western Australia are covered in detail. The ore... Read more

Management of fibrous minerals in Western Australian mining operations

The Asbestos Management in Mining gives a range of general information on natural asbestos occurrence within Western Australia, including the different types of asbestos likely to be found during mining, potential health risks and recommended control strategies. It provides information... Read more

MSB No. 081 Unattended vehicles rolling away

In recent months there have been a number of incidents involving unattended vehicles rolling away down slopes at mine sites in Western Australia. ... Read more

MSB No. 063 Dozer safety in open cut operations

On the nightshift of Friday/Saturday, 18/19 May 2001, a fatality occurred at a large open pit mining operation in the northern Goldfields of Western Australia. A tracked bulldozer operator suffered fatal injuries after the dozer he was operating went over... Read more

MSB No. 054 Blast initiation with safety fuse

Fuse initiation is as old as blasting, with the advent of gunpowder several centuries ago. By the decades of the sixties and seventies the product manufactured in Australia and known as Yellow Sump Safety Fuse had reached a high standard of... Read more

MSB No. 055 Potential hazards associated with mine fill

On Monday, 26 June 2000, at about 5.00pm at an underground gold mine in the northern Goldfields of Western Australia, a fill barricade at the base of a stope located towards the bottom of the mine ruptured and allowed a... Read more

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