Cover art for Mine Safety
Federation Press, June 2007
Softcover, 304 pages
21.1cm × 13.5cm × 1.8cm

Mine Safety Law, Regulation, Policy

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Historically, the mining industry has had a high incidence of work-related injury and disease and of disasters involving multiple fatalities. It also faces OHS challenges far exceeding those confronting most other industry sectors. Mine safety legislation can play an important role in meeting those challenges.

This book describes mine safety legislation in the "mining states" and analyses its strengths and weaknesses. It also examines the broader policy questions of how best to design, implement, and enforce mine safety regulation. It argues that, if further OHS improvements are to be achieved, substantial reform will be necessary not only in setting standards, but also in their implementation. This implies substantial changes in the way the mine safety inspectorates go about their tasks and administer and enforce the law.

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