Safety is paramount for Mining Industry

As people who work in the Tasmanian mining and minerals industry are well aware: Occupational, Health and Safety is an absolute priority.

Every effort is made to make a work site as safe as possible all day, every day. This is achieved through risk identification and reduction, education and eternal persistence.

ABC Radio Launceston, the Rural Report, advised today via Launceston mining leader and safety consultant, David Sadler, that the mining industry and the agricultural sector used to be on a par in term of injuries in the workplace. Now injuries are five times more likely to occur on farms than at a mine site. This is in part due to the improved training and management of risks in mines.