Carmel Bofinger re-joined MISHC in January 2012 on a part-time basis. Her role involves on-line education, project work and research in health and safety in the mining and minerals processing industry.
Previously Carmel was the Group Risk Manager for Downer EDI Mining, Associate Professor at MISHC 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. She has particular expertise in risk management, health and safety management systems, fitness for work and occupational health and hygiene
Carmel has also extensive experience in providing training and education in OHS in mining in many countries including Mongolia, Zambia, Ethiopia and Madagascar. She has presented to a number of international delegations from various countries including Indonesia and China.
- Poplin, Gerald S., Miller, Hugh B., Ranger-Moore, James, Bofinger, Carmel M., Kurzius-Spencer, Margaret, Harris, Robin B. and Burgess, Jefferey L. (2008) International evaluation of injury rates in coal mining: A comparison of risk and compliance-based regulatory approaches. Safety Science, 46 8: 1196-1204. doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2007.06.025
- Bofinger, C. M. (2005). Health Tracking Project - The Development of a National Framework for Managing Occupational Illness and Disease in the Australian Minerals Industry. In: Angie Spry and Kristy Burt, Coal 2005 Moving Technology - Maintaining Competence. Coal 2005, Brisbane, Australia, (123-127). 26-28 April 2005.
- Bofinger, C. M. (2005). Monitoring and management of occupational illness and disease at national level in the Australian minerals industry. In: Mr Stewart Bell, Dr Jan Oberholzer and Assoc Prof David Cliff, Health and safety mining research for a sustainable future. 31st Biennial Int'l Conf. of Safety in Mines Research Inst., Sofitel Brisbane, (89-91). 2-5 October 2005.
- Mahon, E, Bofinger, C. M., Leveritt, S.J.R. and Cliff, D. I. (2003). What works best at improving mine worker safety and why does it work. In: Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference 2003. Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference 2003, Townsville, Australia, (105-110). 3-6 August 2003.
- Bofinger, C. M., Mahon, E, Cliff, D. I. and Leveritt, S. J. R. (2002) What Works Best at Improving Mine Worker Safety and Why Does it Work Brisbane: Australian Coal Association Research Program