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•   This presentation is based on content presented at the Exploration
    Safety Roadshow held in October 2011
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Industry performance and issues of concern

Tackling the big issues – exploration focus




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Fatalities since 2010 Roadshow

• A workshop employee on an iron ore mine in the
  Pilbara was fatally injured during maintenance
  operations on 24 December 2010
• A contractor employee on an iron ore mine in the
  Pilbara was fatally injured during scaffolding removal
  operations at a ship-loading wharf on 4 June 2011
• A contract employee at an iron ore port facility in the
  Pilbara was fatally injured during crane operations in a
  storage area on 7July 2011
• An employee at an iron ore mine in the Pilbara was
  fatally injured during crane operations in a workshop
  on 16 August 2011

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Serious injuries – frequency rate

                            Total for WA mining and exploration
                        6
 million hours worked
 Serious injuries per




                        5
                        4
                        3
                        2
                        1
                        0




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Disabling injuries – frequency rate

                                      Total for WA mining and exploration
                          7
   million hours worked
   Serious injuries per




                          6
                          5
                          4
                          3
                          2
                          1
                          0
                              02-03   03-04   04-05   05-06   06-07   07-08    08-09   09-10




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Occurrences – what is reported?

• Extensive subsidence, settlement or fall of ground or
  any major collapse
• Earth movement caused by a seismic event
• Outbreak of fire above or below ground
• Breakage of a rope, cable or other gear by which
  persons are raised or lowered
• Inrush of water
• Dust ignition below ground
• Presence or outburst of potentially harmful or
  asphyxiant gas
• Accidental, delayed or fast ignition or detonation of
  explosives

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Occurrences – what is reported? cont.

• Explosion or bursting of compressed air receivers,
  boilers or pressure vessels
• Electric shock or burn or dangerous occurrence
  involving electricity
• Poisoning or exposure to toxic gas or fumes where
  persons are affected
• Loss of control, failure of braking or steering of heavy
  earth moving equipment

• Potentially serious occurrence – Section 79 of MSIA
• Potentially serious injury – Section 76(2a) of MSIA
• Incidents affecting registered plant – Regulation 6.36
  of MSIR
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Occurrence reporting frequency rate




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Statewide issues for regulator

•   Maintenance systems
•   Construction activity
•   Traffic management
•   Harmonised legislation
•   Contractor management
•   Guarding
•   Exploration




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Exploration issues

• Roles and responsibilities
• Drilling
• Reporting




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Exploration focus group 2011-12 plan

• Drilling code of practice
• Webpage dedicated to drilling and other exploration
  hazards, including useful links
• Review and update audit tools for company use
  (exploration company, drilling contractor)
• Information sheets or brochures on specific aspects
• Roadshow and/or industry-specific presentations
• Safety alerts
• MineSafe articles on leading practice exemplars



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Exploration incidents over 5 years (~200)

2011
Drill support truck rolled into camp
Use of compressed air to clear blockage
Small fire fuelled by oil leak
Automatic activation of rig fire suppression system
Falling drill bit
Vehicle rollover
Struck by rotating part




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Exploration incidents over 5 years (~200)

2007
Two men had just finished breaking the air core bit out from the
starter rod. With the worn bit removed, one of them applied rod
grease to the starter rod and then moved back to the rod rack to
get his next rod organised to go down the hole. When he came
back to the back of the rig, he found the other man getting spun
around with the rotating rods.

It is thought that the second man had tried to put the new bit on the
starter rod by himself while the rotation was engaged. His sleeve
had caught on the rotating rod. The first man hit the emergency
stop button. Initial reports indicated the second man had a broken
arm and tissue damage.



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Things to think about

• Hazard, risk or vulnerability identification
   – Have we understood the hazards with this task?
• Improved employee situational awareness (attention
  to work environment)
   – What is happening around me?
   – What does this mean for me?
   – What is likely to be coming my way?

                                                         What
      What?             So what?                         now?



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