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Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ) is a risk-based, data-driven regulator. Our vision is zero serious harm across Queensland's resource sector. Our focus is the safety and health of workers in Queensland’s mining, quarrying, petroleum, gas and explosives industries.

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Alerts, bulletins and notices

Chemical Management

21 Jul 2021

Recent inspections across oil & gas field operations have identified a lack of awareness with hazardous chemical management and training. This includes identification and recognition...

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Workers became unresponsive and rescued from dragline after spray painting inside confined space

02 Jul 2021

A Coal Mine Worker became unresponsive and was rescued from inside the revolving frame of a dragline while performing spray painting activities in a confined...

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Sudden tyre failure ejects rock shrapnel through a dozer’s cabin

09 Jun 2021

A basalt rock, approximately 400mm in diameter, fell and rolled unnoticed beneath a rear dump that was being loaded by a rope shovel. The truck...

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Building failures during severe weather events

01 Jun 2021

Recently severe weather events characterised by very high wind gusts, hail and heavy rain were experienced by several coal mines....

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Dragline boom point sheaves fall to ground

31 May 2021

A major structural failure of the boom point sheaves on a dragline resulted in the sheave assembly falling from the boom point and landing in...

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Excavator emergency access & egress systems

18 May 2021

Queensland Mines Inspectorate in conjunction with operators tested the operation of several emergency access and egress systems....

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Dragline hoist drum uncontrolled movement

18 May 2021

A dragline hoist drum was to be rotated to enable rotation of a hoist motor. The bucket started accelerating into the pit and with no...

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