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Conference Paper

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Publication Details

Rob Regan, Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulatory and Enforcement Approach, New South Wales, Australia, 15th Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Mine Managers Association of Australia, 2015, 8-23.


The approach of the New South Wales (NSW) Mine Safety Operations Branch (the Inspectorate) is based on achieving safe work outcomes by controlling the physical work environment in mines through: - competent people - fit for purpose plant and equipment, and - safe systems of work

The Inspectorate’s aim is to ensure that the mining industry operates atbest practice in engineering safety and health standards. It is the expectation that industry operators will take responsibility for leading safety efforts by implementing and continuously improving safe systems of work. It is expected that mine workers will take on responsibility for contributing to improvements in safety and health and for complying with the safe systems of work.