New safety data launched to help in the promotion of safe work practices on mining operations

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has launched the first installment of the Resources Division’s new safety performance snapshots.

The new monthly and quarterly snapshots aim to assist industry in making more data-driven decisions.

“Increasing the use of data to drive decision-making is an important focus for the department,” said Mines Safety Director Andrew Chaplyn.

“We collect so much information… it is important we use that data to improve our understanding.”

Mr. Chaplyn said the better use of data enabled the department to recognise emerging safety trends and better direct regulatory effort.

The quarterly snapshots focus on injury and incident data provided to the department by the minerals sector for a three-month period. The monthly safety and health snapshots address key topics in the minerals sector that have been identified by the department as potential areas of concern.

The information can be used by employers and workers to assist in the development and promotion of safe work practices on mining operations.

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