Health and Safety at Work (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2016

108 Worker health control plan


The worker health control plan must, at a minimum, address how the following hazards are to be monitored and controlled where they are present at the operation:






dust, including asbestos dust, coal dust, silica dust, or mixed dust (being dust that contains mixtures of more than 1 different kind of dust):


diesel particulates:


fumes, including exhaust fumes, welding fumes, and other fumes arising from metallic sources:


temperature, including extreme hot and cold temperatures, and humidity:


changes in atmospheric pressure:


manual handling and lifting:


hours of work and fatigue:


psychosocial hazards:


ultraviolet radiation:


ionising radiation:


biological hazards:


any other hazard that may adversely affect the health of mine workers who work at the mining operation.


The worker health control plan must also—


provide for the development of strategies (proportionate to the hazards present at the mining operation and to how a mine worker’s behaviour may affect the worker’s safety or the safety of others at the mining operation) to deal with fatigue or consumption of drugs and alcohol; and


set out a detailed process for obtaining urgent medical treatment for mine workers who suffer serious injury or illness at the mining operation, taking into account the nature of the terrain where the mining operation is located and the remoteness of the mining operation from the nearest hospital or other place where medical assistance may be provided.

Compare: SR 2013/483 r 108