Recognised standards, guidelines and guidance notes

The following recognised standards, guidelines and guidance notes relate to mining and quarrying activities in Queensland.

Recognised standards (coal mines)

Section 72(1) of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 specifies that the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy may make recognised standards. Standards state ways of achieving an acceptable level of risk for people working in coal mines. Operators can manage the risk in a different way, but must be able to show that the method used is at least equivalent to the method in the recognised standard.

Guidelines (mineral mines and quarries)

Section 63(1) of the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 specifies that the Minister may make guidelines. Guidelines provide ways of achieving an acceptable standard of risk for people working in mineral mines and quarries. Operators can manage the risk in a different way, but must be able to show that the method used is at least equivalent to the method in the guideline.

Naturally occurring radioactive material in metalliferous mines

Respirable crystalline silica in mineral mines and quarries

Supporting documents for QGL02

Health surveillance forms as per Appendix 8:

Available occupational hygiene consultancies:

Sampling data submissions template and guides:

Guidance notes

Guidance notes are issued to help operators meet their safety and health obligations.

Mineral mines and quarries

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