Resourceful safety message goes digital

  • Posted 29 August, 2022
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Monday, 29 August 2022

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The Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference (QMIHSC) is taking its health and safety message online following the conclusion of the four-day event last week (21 – 24 August) held on the Gold Coast.

Launched at the QMIHSC, the second video in a series of five short videos, are helping mine operators communicate critical safety and health information to their workers.

The QMIHSC is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere and this year hosted more than 1,000 leading health and safety professionals and operators both in person and online to share industry leading health and safety practices and perspectives.

QMIHSC Chair Larnie Mackay said the video has been created to assist mine operators, senior and supervisory positions as well as mine workers and contractors to understand the health and safety legislation, their obligations and how to discharge them in a practical sense.

“The legislation is here to protect the safety and health of everyone at a mine and to ensure the risk of injury or illness from operations is at a low level. This video is intended to communicate this aim,” Ms Mackay said.

“Queensland’s mining industry’s core value and commitment is the safety, health and psychological wellbeing of its workforce, where everyone who goes to work returns home safe and healthy.

“We can continue to maintain our health and safety focus by reminding ourselves of the lessons of the past, ensuring they become part of our DNA, as well as looking towards the future.”

Mine Safety Institute of Australia has produced the first in a series of short videos, sponsored by the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference.

The video can be viewed here: Mining Safety and Health Legislation – YouTube.

“This video can be watched by all mine workers and used in toolbox talks to better understand critical mine safety and health practices that protect our miners,” Ms Mackay said.

“This series of videos follow from the 2007 Video Production, Make Safety Their Monument, which recapped Queensland’s past mine disasters and the lessons learnt from those terrible mining accidents.

“These video productions are just one way this important Conference supports the Queensland mining industry in the pursuit of an industry free of serious harm.”

In the coming year, the resources industry will gather again for the annual QMIHS Conference which will be held in August 2023, to continue to share and learn about contemporary health and safety practices and perspectives.

The first video of the series was launched in February this year, covering the history of mining health and safety []. Other videos in the series include (yet to be developed):

  • Mining Safety and Risk Management
  • Surface Mining Hazards
  • Underground Mining Hazards


Media contact: Ellie Blumel – or 0448 122 948


The Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference is an initiative to promote health and safety in the Queensland mining industry. The four-day conference provides the industry with the opportunity to exchange information, network and foster proactive health and safety management techniques.

The in-person and online conference is organised by representatives from the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), Resources Safety and Health Queensland, the Mining & Energy Union Queensland, industry organisations and the Australian Workers’ Union.

The conference boasts a full program of topical sessions, workshops, award presentations and a gala dinner and attracts a wide range of presenters willing to share their knowledge, expertise and insights into important health and safety matters in our industry.