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SA Mines Emergency Response Competition

SACOME has hosted the South Australian Emergency Response competition in collaboration with our member volunteers and sponsors for five years. The goal of the two day event is to promote and continuously improve resources sector workplace safety skills, with the added benefit of relationship building - and some friendly industry rivaly.

Previous event locations have included Prominent Hill and Brukunga in the Adelaide Hills. The 2015 event will be held in August at Broken Hill. For safety reasons the event is closed to the public, but information from the event  together with the expected fantastic images of fire fighting, colleague rescue and other accident senarios will be distributed to SACOME members after the event.

New WHS Laws

The passing of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) (WHS Act) follows months of contested debate amongst politicians and key stakeholders. The new legislative regime will replace the current Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Act 1986 on 1 January 2013. The WHS Act brings with it a number of key changes to SA’s OHS legislative landscape. In order to secure the Bill’s recent passage through Parliament, several amendments were made to SA’s version of the Act.

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The Mining and Quarrying Occupational Health and Safety Committee (MAQOHSC)

The Mining and Quarrying Occupational Health and Safety Committee ('MAQOHSC') aims to promote high work health and safety standards to prevent injury and disease within the mining and quarrying industries of South Australia. The Committee was established under the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act, 1986 and continues existence under the Work Health & Safety Act 2012 (SA).

MAQOHSC proactively communicates and engages with stakeholders promoting best practice in safety and hygiene with the aim to prevent injury, disease and occupational related dust diseases within the South Australian mining and quarrying industry. MAQOHSC provide free technical advice and workplace services that include legislative compliant best practice safety guides, industry specific workplace assessment and self-audit tools, educational information sessions, safety workshops with guidance material to ensure an increase in workplace safety standards and all workers achieve greater workplace awareness and safety knowledge.

Read more: The Mining and Quarrying Occupational Health and Safety Committee (MAQOHSC)