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Safety, regulation and the Mines Inspectorate: lessons from Western Australia

Gunningham, Neil


This article examines the role of mining regulation and its enforcement, principally in Western Australia. It identifies a series of substantial deficiencies in current practices, including: the extent to which the Department of Industry and Resources (DoIR) inspectors rely on detailed prescriptive requirements to the detriment of performance and systems-based approaches; the extent to which the DoIR audit process fails to monitor adequately the effectiveness of OHS management systems; the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Occupational Health and Safety: Australia and New Zealand


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