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Published:01 Jun 2017
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What it contains
Mining involves significant risks. These risks apply to workers and people living or working near a mine. People can be seriously injured or killed by a range of mining hazards like falling rock, an inrush of water, shaft sinking, gas outbursts and loss of ventilation. This document helps you understand the risks of working in mining. It also tells you:
the most common risks in mining
an employer and employee’s legal duties
an employer’s legal duty to consult with employees
how to identify and assess risks and hazards
how to control these risks using one or a combination of approaches
when an employer must review hazard identification, risk assessment and risk controls
At the end of the document, you’ll find a list of terms used in this document and what they mean. You’ll also find a list of relevant tools you can use for more information or advice.