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14 February 2013
South Australia has new work health and safety laws
The Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) came into operation in South Australia on 01 January 2013

14 February 2013
2012 - a busy year in the field for MAQOHSC
Field Operations continues to use the industry contact sheet 'Help MAQOHSC to help you' to assess the needs of the mining and quarrying industry

12 February 2013
Geoff Day retires
After 21 years of service to South Australian mining, MAQOHSC bids farewell to Geoff Day.

06 February 2013
Distraction and inattention due to using mobile devices
Following several high potential incident investigations, the mines inspectorate is aware of mine workers using mobile devices (including mobile phones, tablets or other social media devices) while operating vehicles or other mobile plant.

03 January 2013
Committee Updates
There have been a number of changes recently to the MAQOHSC Committee membership

25 October 2012
Heavy rigid truck runaways on the increase
Four heavy rigid truck runaways were reported between April to September 2012.

11 October 2012
Potential danger with PETN based perimeter explosives
A loader operator was hit in the head and cut by a fragment of rock that was projected through the front window of his cab whilst bogging out a recently blasted development heading (tunnel).

18 September 2012
Fatality involving front end loader
A worker on foot was struck and killed by a 988H Cat front end loader, which was tramming forward. The worker was found on the ROM pad.

18 September 2012
Failure to implement controls: blast exclusion zone
A D10 dozer was destroyed and a 996 digger severely damaged when they were hit by rocks from an overburden blast. There were no injuries to workers.

06 September 2012
DVD Toolbox Talks
MAQOHSC has now uploaded its 'SAFE Toolbox' Series to its website.

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