Whats happening in exploration safety in WA

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What’s happening in exploration safety in WA?
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Reform and Development at Resources Safety
A commitment for the safety regulator to work with
the sector to reduce serious accidents and
incidents, and provide tangible support in
achieving a positive cultural change.
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What is Resources Safety’s role?
Promote safety in the mining, dangerous goods and
petroleum industries in Western Australia by:
• raising awareness
• seeking compliance
• using enforcement when necessary
• supporting positive cultural change.
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What is Western Australia’s approach
to mines safety?
Risk-based approach that places the onus on
operators to demonstrate:
• an understanding of the hazards and risks of their
workplace
• they are operating as safely as possible.
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Mining fatalities since August 2011
A worker was fatally injured:
• at an iron ore mine during crane operations in a
workshop on 16 August 2011
• at an iron ore mine was fatally injured whilst servicing
plant on 14 August 2013
• in an accident at a tailings dam on 4 December 2013
• in an accident at a heavy equipment maintenance
workshop on 29 December 2013
• in an underground rockfall incident on 15 February
2014
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How much are you working?
Million hours worked in exploration
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8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
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2012-13
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What’s happening with disabling injuries?
Number of disabling injuries per million hours worked
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3
2
1
0
2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Exploration
Mining
Mining and exploration
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What’s happening with serious injuries?
Number of serious injuries per million hours worked
5
4
3
2
1
0
2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Exploration
Mining
Mining and exploration
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DMP review of fatal accidents 2000-12
Identification of
hazards and critical
tasks
Principal hazard
management plans
Written work
procedures
Involvement of
workers
Training processes –
workers and
supervisors
Supervision to
standards
Site familiarisation
and induction
Adequate breaks
during the shift
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What is industry’s role?
SAFE
EXPLORATION
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Safety culture spectrum
Vulnerable
Rule followers
Robust
Enlightened
Resilient
In denial
Deal ‘by the book’
Messengers ‘shot’
Conform to rules
Develop risk
management capacity
Whistleblowers
dismissed or
discredited
Target = ‘zero’
Enhance systems
Safety management
plan widely known
Reactive
Improve suite of
performance measures
Competent people with
experience
Develop action plans
Accountabilities
understood
Actively seek new
ideas
Advanced performance
measures
Messengers rewarded
Protection of the
powerful
Information hoarded
Responsibility shirked
Failure punished or
covered up
Repair not reform
Information neglected
Responsibility
compartmentalised
New ideas = ‘problems’
Monitor and review
progress
Clarify/refine objectives
New ideas crushed
Active leadership
SEE
HANDOUT!
Strive for resilience of
systems
Reform rather than
repair
Responsibility shared
Regular reviews
Proactive as well as
reactive
Range of emergency
responses catered for
Failures prompt farreaching inquiries
Flexibility of operation
Consistent mindset is
‘wariness’
‘in disarray’
pathological
‘organised’
reactive
Sanction
Direct
‘credible’
calculative
‘trusting’
proactive
Encourage
Partner
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‘disciplined’
generative
Champion
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Operational opportunities for cultural change
Risk
management
Audits
Resilience
Communication,
consultation
Investigations
Inspections
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What is Western Australia’s approach
to mines safety?
Risk-based approach that places the onus on
operators to demonstrate:
• an understanding of the hazards and risks of their
workplace
• they are operating as safely as possible.
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Mining
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Mining ------ What about exploration?
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