Safety in Qld’s resources sector goes digital
7 February

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.
Media contact: Ellie Blumel – ellieb@qrc.org.au or 0448 122 948 
The QRC is Queensland’s peak body for coal, metal and gas explorers, producers and suppliers across the resources sector. It contributes one in every five dollars to the state economy, supports one in six Queensland jobs, supports more than 15,000 businesses and contributes to more than 1,400 community organisations – all from 0.1 percent of Queensland’s land mass.

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Press release dated 2 May 2021

A reminder that the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference will be held at The Star Gold Coast from Sunday 22 to Wednesday 25 August 2021.

At this stage, the maximum number of people who can attend the Business Sessions and Functions has been set at around 600.  We therefore suggest you book your registration and accommodation early so as not to be disappointed.

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The Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference is being held from Lunch time on Sunday 22 August concluding with the Conference Dinner and Awards presentations on Wednesday 25 August 2021. 

Early Bird closes on Friday 16 July and it is expected that capacity could be reached before that date – again pending Covid updates we may be allowed to adjust the number of registrations that can be accepted to attend in person.

Click here to go to the Registration page on the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference.  All bookings will be recorded in order of receipt.  Payment by credit card or via EFT must be within 14 days of receipt of your invoice.

Current Covid restrictions mean that a limit of 600 delegates/exhibitors can be accommodated in The Star Event Centre and the Event Exhibition Marquee.  This number may be relaxed slightly if all goes well over the next few months and updates will be provided.

The Conference Committee is meeting regularly to maintain the high standard of the program and other activities which has set this Conference apart from any other Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference in Australia. The popular Industry Displays are already fully booked with businesses who will bring you up to date with their latest products and services.

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