Safety in Qld’s resources sector goes digital

7 February 2022

The Queensland resources sector is taking its health and safety message online, with the launch of new safety videos on YouTube.

Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference Chair Peter Newman said the first in a series of videos looks back on the history of mining health and safety to share the lessons of the past.

“Health and Safety has to be a Core Value of the Queensland resources sector. Remember Core Values don’t change but priorities may,” Mr Newman said.   “We always focus on continual improvement and applying knowledge on a day-to-day basis, but it’s important not to lose track of the past.

“We can continue to maintain our health and safety focus by reminding ourselves of the lessons of the past, ensuring they become part of our DNA, as well as looking towards the future.”  

Mine Safety Institute of Australia has produced the first in a series of short videos, sponsored by the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference.  

The History of Mining Health and Safety takes you on a journey from the early days of mining to current mining practices and the critical importance of protecting the health and safety of everyone who works in and with the mining industry.   “This video can be watched by all mine workers and used in toolbox talks to better understand critical mine safety and health practices that protect our miners,” Mr Newman said.  

“This series of videos follow from the 2007 Video Production, Make Safety Their Monument, which recapped Queensland’s past mine disasters and the lessons learnt from those terrible mining accidents.

“These video productions are just one way the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference supports the Queensland Mining Industry in the pursuit of an industry free of Serious Harm.”

This year, the resources industry will gather again for the annual Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference in August, to share industry leading health and safety practices and perspectives.   The video can be viewed here History of Mining Health and Safety – YouTube.

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