Occupational Health & Safety

The industry is responsible for providing healthy and safe work environments to all workers involved in the extraction of aggregates, manufacture of cement and production of concrete and invests in health and safety through improved technology, plant and transport options. 

  • Policies and procedures are designed to eliminate, or minimise, health and safety risks 
  • The industry is at the forefront of health and safety management through the application of systematic risk management practices, engaging with world’s best practice and through consultation with workers
  • Laws, regulations and codes of practice for monitoring, managing and reporting health and safety matters must be nationally consistent, proportionate, risk based and promote strong health and safety outcomes
  • Cultural awareness of health and safety is the foundation of a healthy and safe workforce and working environment and the industry will continuously improve our culture to ensure the safety, and health of our workers and communities 
 
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Aug 18, 2020 – CCAA has provided key comments on the draft QGL04 – Guide for Respiratory Health Surveillance of workers in Queensland mineral mines and quarries.
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Jul 23, 2020 – CCAA believes there are a five key principles that the Government, RSHQ, and operators can undertake to ensure a positive implementation of the proposed RCS changes for the extractive industry.
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Mar 17, 2020 – CCAA notes that the Information Paper proposes that census-submitters will be required to keep records sufficient to verify census details for a period of seven years
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Feb 27, 2020 – CCAA continues to have very strong reservations about the introduction of Industrial Manslaughter provisions into the Mining and Quarry Safety and Health Act 1999.
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Feb 12, 2020 – CCAA understands that the draft Regulations will provide that lung examination will become mandatory for all MMQ workers. DNMRE is aware the extractive industry has a broad range of operators and therefore will have a number of impacts on the sector.
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Dec 9, 2019 – As the legislation is currently drafted, CCAA does not support the introduction of industrial Manslaughter provisions into the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health act 1999.
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Dec 5, 2019 – CCAA welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to WorkSafe Victoria on the proposed changes to regulations that aim to improve the provision of crystalline silica information across the supply chain.
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Nov 7, 2019 – CCAA recommends enforcing the existing regulations with specific additional requirements; and compliance to the existing WES until SafeWork announces the outcomes of their review.
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Sep 18, 2019 – CCAA acknowledges the significant amount of dialogue that occurs between the QLD Minds Inspectorate and the state's quarrying industry. The association is keen for this dialogue and communication to continue with any new entity to regulate safety.
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Aug 20, 2019 – Whilst it appears that the mobile health service may be of use to rural or isolated quarries of QLD, members have noted that the majority of quarries are located close to major cities and towns and therefore most have access to appropriate facilities
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Aug 1, 2019 – CCAA is supportive of the draft Bill having provisions for Ministerial direction. We also acknowledge the establishment of RSHQ as an independent statutory body, overseen by a CEO, without a board structure.
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May 10, 2019 – The heavy construction materials sector has a strong track record in protecting its workers from the risks of exposure to RCS and we strongly support actions that effectively and meaningfully reduce the incidence of Silicosis and associated diseases.
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Apr 3, 2019 – CCAA recommends the WorkSafe Guide is consistent with the 2018 CCAA RCS Guide and will not be completed until after the SafeWork Australia WES has been finalised.
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Jan 22, 2019 – CCAA believes that the regulatory environment should demonstrate the following principles: Proportionate; Informed; Collaborative; Clear; Industry specific; and provide a Positive impact on health and safety.
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Sep 12, 2018 – CCAA believes there are too many shortfalls with the review options for WES. Focus should be on ensuring standards meet Australian needs, have cost/benefit analyses, and comprehensive consultation prior to adoption.
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Apr 13, 2018 – CCAA supports the harmonisation of workplace health & safety laws across Australia. Key issues in the submission include less duplication of legislation, industry focused advice, and clarify roles of PCBUs.
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Dec 4, 2017 – CCAA's submission on the proposed amendments to the WHS (M&PS) Regulation focus on amendments relating to the notification of dust limit exceedances, health monitoring powers, penalty notice offences and the proposed commencement date.
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Nov 22, 2017 – CCAA welcomes efforts that aim for consistent, practical heavy vehicle design and appropriate driver training that improves road safety on major government infrastructure projects.
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Oct 7, 2016 – CCAA has provided comment on a suite of amendments proposed by the NSW Department of Industry on these regulations. They are predominately minor amendments in response to identified deficiencies or inconsistencies in the Regulations.
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Feb 1, 2016 – CCAA supports the introduction of a MOC scheme for practising certificate holders under Schedule 10 of the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulation 2014. However, CCAA recommends that there are areas where more flexibility is needed.
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Sep 10, 2015 – Each jurisdiction has its own system for regulating explosives, which has lead to variation and inconsistencies between states. CCAA supports a move towards nationally consistent explosives regulation that would improve safety and reduce red tape.
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Aug 14, 2015 – CCAA believes that by adopting a one-size-fits-all approach to regulations creates a risk that controls meant to manage complex risk operations will be applied to less complex operations, such as Basic Raw Material (BRM) extraction.
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Dec 10, 2014 – CCAA members operate a vital industry that is the foundation of WA’s infrastructure and construction markets and to the entire WA economy. As such, it is an imperative that the regulatory framework in which we operate is consistent, transparent and
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Jul 31, 2014 – Throughout the National Mine Safety Framework process CCAA supported the introduction of nationally consistent work health & safety mining laws that are designed to improve health and safety outcomes, in the extractive industry.
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Jul 16, 2014 – On Friday 27 June 2014 NSW Trade and Investment personnel, CCAA members and representatives from the Institute of Quarrying Australia met to assess the Draft Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2014.