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AusIMM Health and Safety Society committee member profile: Peter Newman
I am a mining engineer with 40 years' experience in executive and operational roles, with time also spent in zero harm and human resource support roles. In these roles I have spent ten years managing underground coal mines in Queensland and New South Wales, and held senior roles in both contract mining services and mine owner businesses. My time spent as a mine rescue member, including the recovery operations after a major mine disaster, and that as the Head of Health and Safety Read More
Notes from the AusIMM Health and Safety Society Chair
Welcome to the AusIMM Health and Safety (H&S) Society newsletter. In 2018, we have three new elected members of our committee. They will serve until 2020. We welcome Jo Barron-Perry, Peter Newman and Richard Carlton (who has provided a profile here). The Health and Safety Committee is also happy to share the news that one of our members, Dr Peter Standish, has recently been appointed by the NSW Minister for Resources as an independent member of the Mines and Petroleum Competency Read More
AusIMM Awards: nominate now
AusIMM presents a series of annual awards that recognise excellence and acknowledge significant professional contribution to the resources industry and the AusIMM. The awards program not only helps to raise the overall standard of professional practice, but it also sends a clear message to the broader community that AusIMM members are committed to the highest standards of professional practice. If a successful nomination relates to Health and Safety, the award presented will be the Read More
Change management discussion paper
Preamble Change management is frequently identified as either the root cause or a contributing factor in many incidents that relate to decisions made by professionals. This paper provides an overview of the author’s observations of leading practice around change management – augmented by input from the AusIMM’s Health and Safety Society committee members. For the purposes of this discussion, change management is defined as: the identification and analysis of a variation in Read More
Update on Pike River
The NZ government has established an agency to oversee recovery efforts at the Pike River mine after an explosion on 19 November 2010 killed 29 men. On 21 February 2018, the government’s Pike River Recovery Agency took over the Pike River assets on the West Coast of the South Island from Solid Energy, which entered the final stages of liquidation in March 2018. The agency will maintain the mine infrastructure and manage ongoing mine safety while work on re-entry is undertaken.  NZ Read More
April 2018
Developments in health and safety
In this special series of articles, we asked some of our AusIMM professional societies and networks for their industry insights.The following is a collection of thoughts from some of our health and safety professionals on how practices have developed over the past 125 years Is there a single event that defined the beginning of this technical discipline in Australasia? Mining has always been seen as a hazardous undertaking. Safety legislation was developed as a result of mining accidents Read More