Topic: Health and Hygiene Management Plans for WA Mines
Safe Work Australia estimates that more than 10,000 workers suffer serious disease and 5,000 cancers are attributed to occupational exposures to chemicals, dust, noise, radiation and biological agents each year. The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) recognises the significance of reducing exposure to harmful agents in the mining industry, and has made “Health and Hygiene” a priority in its Towards 2020 regulatory strategy for a safe and healthy resources sector.
As part of developments to the Department’s Safety Regulation System (SRS), the Health and Hygiene module is being enhanced to simplify management plan submission, extend validity periods and provide contemporary hazard management information.
In line with progressive hazard management strategies, a greater focus is on an “integrated management” plan rather than a “quarterly monitoring” plan for Health and Hygiene Management Plans.
Health and Hygiene Management Plans (HHMPs) will provide a structured means of demonstrating an understanding of hazards and risks at a mine site and verification that controls are effective. The process will be equally applicable to all workplaces as legislation transitions to the requirement for major hazard management plans.
This presentation should be of interest to anyone with an involvement in, or commitment to, the management of Health and Hygiene in a work setting.
Paul Foley, a Special Inspector of Mines with DMIRS with over 25 years of diverse experience in the development and implementation of Management and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) systems, will present on changes to the way Health and Hygiene hazards will be managed in WA mines. Prior to joining the Department he has held roles in senior management and as a consultant to resources companies, Government agencies, manufacturers, telecomunication and defence industries throughout Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe.
Date: Monday 19th November 2018
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
5.00pm - Doors open for networking, food & drinks
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6.10pm – The presentation will run for approximately 50 minutes, followed by some Q&A for the remaining period.
Networking, as well as the food and drink service, will continue after the presentation.
AIOH/RACI Members - $30
Non Members - $40
Full time students - $10 (student cards to be shown for entry)
Light refreshments will be served.
0.25 CM points awarded for attendance
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ChemCentre Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Curtin University of Technology Resources and Chemistry Precinct,
South Wing, Building 500, Corner South Entrance Drive & Manning Road, Curtin University, Bentley
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