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Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee

The committee advises the Minister on the safety and health of coal mine workers by:

  • giving advice and making recommendations about promoting and protecting the safety and health of persons at coal mines and persons who may be affected by coal mining operations
  • periodically reviewing the effectiveness of the control of risk to any person from coal mining operations
  • recognising, establishing and publishing the coal mining competencies that are required to perform certain roles or tasks
  • developing a 5-year strategic plan for improving the safety and health of people at coal mines and people who may be affected by coal mining operations
  • identifying and prioritising critical risks to the safety and health of people at coal mines and people who may be affected by coal mining operations and providing advice to the coal mining industry about those risks
  • providing information to the Minister about the performance of the regulator.

Committee members

The committee members represent the Queensland Government, mine workers and mine operators. Members are appointed for terms of up to 3 years by the Minister and there is no limit to the number of terms members can serve.

  • Kate du Preez, Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health, Chair
  • Peter Newman, Chief Inspector of Mines (Coal Mines), Resources Safety and Health Queensland
  • Ian Cribb, Queensland Resources Council
  • Shaun Dobson, Resources Safety and Health Queensland
  • Stephen Evetts, Electrical Trades Union
  • Bobbie Foot, Queensland Resources Council
  • Jim Randell, Queensland Resources Council
  • Stephen Smyth, Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union
  • Mark Stone, Resources Safety and Health Queensland

Substitute members

  • Kylie Ah Wong, Queensland Resources Council
  • Jay Denman, Electrical Trades Union
  • Jason Hill, Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union

Annual report

Publications

Contact the Commissioner

Phone: +61 7 3096 6528
Email: commissioner@rshq.qld.gov.au

Contact

Contact the Commissioner

Phone: +61 7 3096 6528
Email: commissioner@rshq.qld.gov.au