WP 45 - Is the Australian mining industry ready for a safety case regime?

Author/s (editor/s):

Heiler, Kathryn

Publication year:

2006

Publication type:

Working paper

A safety case regime (SCR) has recently been proposed for the Western Australian (WA) onshore minerals industry. This paper explores: (1) why a safety case was proposed for WA industry; (2) what a safety case regime is; (3) the available evidence concerning the benefits and disadvantages of a SCR; and (4) the characteristics of the mining industry that would need to be incorporated into any safety case regime for WA or elsewhere in Australia. The paper argues that lessons learned from SCR elsewhere must be taken on board and any SCR must be modified to accommodate the special industry and socio-political characteristics of the mining industry.

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Heiler, Kathryn, 2006, WP 45 - Is the Australian mining industry ready for a safety case regime?, National Research Centre for OHS Regulation , Canberra

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