MINE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT

MINE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT


MINE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT 
DECEMBER 5-7, 2016

The Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre will be conducting a intensive workshop on Mine Occupational Health and Safety Management, based on The University of Queensland’s postgraduate course MINE7041. This three day intensive will be complemented by a four week online lead up program, with assessments to be completed during and after the intensive.

MINE7041 Mine Occupational Health and Safety Management is a required course in the Master of Responsible Resource Development program and this intensive course can be taken for University credit, or as a stand-alone professional development masterclass.

 

Who is this course for?

This intensive workshop is primarily designed for health and safety practitioners and managers in industry and government working either on a mine site, or in corporate environment, who have responsibility for an effective, efficient, and sustainable health and safety management system that meets regulatory, corporate, and community requirements and expectations. 

The course covers the requirements for the competency commonly known as G7. Participants who achieve over 75% in all assessments qualify for the equivalent to the following competencies as recognised by the Queensland Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee.

  • RIIWHS601D Establish and maintain the WHS management system
  • RIIWHS602D Incorporate Health and Hygiene Factors into Mine Management

The course is taught at a University postgraduate level. Applicants would benefit from having tertiary qualifications or an appropriate level of experience. 

The Program

The four week online lead up program, beginning on November 7, will allow participants to complete the preparatory work at their own pace before the commencement of the face-to-face intensive. These materials will guide participants through the introductory issues associated with WHS management systems and provide some history and background to these systems.

The three day intensive will cover the details of WHS management systems and focuses on the injury and health hazards that need to be managed.

Outcomes

Participants who complete the course will be able to:

  • Understand and appreciate the key components of WHS management systems;
  • Identify and understand the key health and safety hazards within the minerals industry and mechanisms for control;
  • Demonstrate the ability to review and critique existing WHS management systems; and
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain systems to manage WHS hazards in accordance with relevant legislation.

Topics Covered

  • Overview and introduction to WHS management systems
  • WHS systems and legislation
  • WHS guidelines and standards
  • Occupational injury and monitoring and control of injuries
  • Occupational illness and disease and monitoring and control on illness and disease
  • Occupational hygiene
  • WHS performance management
  • Emergency preparedness

During the intensive the participants will put into practice their understanding of the concepts and frameworks, drawing on their experience to complete the assessment requirements. The intensive will conclude with brief presentations by the course participants.

Venue

The intensive will be held at the Sustainable Minerals Institute in the Sir James Foots Building on The University of Queensland St Lucia campus. The three day intensive will include full daily catering.

Each day will commence at 8.30am and conclude at 4.30pm.





Cost

Masterclass                            $2,500 (inc GST)
Masterclas registrations close November 1, 2016
Please complete payment form and return to education@smi.uq.edu.au

UQ accrediated                     $3,390
UQ registrations close October 21, 2016
PLEASE CONTACT SMI EDUCATION FOR FURTHER DETAILS

Program Leaders

CARMEL BOFINGER
Carmel Bofinger is an Associate Professor in MISHC. Her role involves online education, domestic and international teaching, project work and research in risk management, and health and safety in the mining and minerals processing industry. Carmel has also been involved in the development of guidelines and procedures covering a range of OHS areas for both Governments and companies.

Previously Carmel was the Group Risk Manager for Downer EDI Mining and Manager of the Safety and Training Centre at the Safety in Mines Testing and Research Station. In these capacities she has provided expert assistance in the areas of health and safety to the mining industry for over twenty years. 

DAVID CLIFF
David Cliff is Professor of Occupational Health and Safety in Mining at MISHC. His primary role is providing education, applied research and consulting in health and safety in the mining and minerals processing industry. He has been at MISHC over thirteen years.

Previously David was the Safety and Health Adviser to the Queensland Mining Council, and prior to that Manager of Mining Research at the Safety In Mines Testing and Research Station. In these capacities he has provided expert assistance in the areas of health and safety to the mining industry for over twenty five years.

Further Information

Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre
Level 4, Sir James Foots Building
Cnr Staff House & College Roads, St Lucia QLD 4072

Phone: +61 7 3346 3015
Email: education@smi.uq.edu.au