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AS/NZS 60079.11:2006 Explosive Atmospheres

The Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: explosion protection category Ex ia means explosion protection category Ex ia under AS 2380.7 ‘Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres—Explosion-protection techniques—Intrinsic safety i’, section 1.6.2. The standard referred to in the legislation AS/NZS... Read more


Guidance Note on the Interpretation of Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational Environment [NOHSC: 3008 (1995)] 3rd Edition

The air inhaled at work should not contain chemical agents at concentrations which produce adverse effects on health, safety or well-being. To assist occupational health and safety practitioners, employers and employees or their representatives, and regulatory agencies to secure workplace... Read more


AS 2985 Workplace Atmospheres - Method for Sampling and Gravimetric Determination of Respirable Dust

Regulation 89 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld)  states: A coal mine’s safety and health management system must provide ways of ensuring— (a) each coal mine worker's exposure to respirable dust at the mine is kept to an... Read more


QGN03 Healthy Atmosphere for Underground Mines

Guidance Note on Healthy Atmosphere in Underground Mines to assist in the risk assessment and management of underground ventilation issues in line with legislation. ... Read more


AS 2380.4 Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres - Explosion-Protection Techniques - Pressurized Rooms or Pressurized Enclosures

Regulation 183 (3) of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld)states pressurised means pressurised within the meaning of AS 2380.4 ‘Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres—Explosion protection techniques—Pressurized rooms or pressurized enclosures’   About this standard: This Standard specifies requirements for the design, construction and... Read more


AS/NZS 1826(Int):2006 Electrical Equipment for Explosive Gas Atmospheres - Special protection - Type of protection 's'

The Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: explosion protection category Ex s means explosion protection category Ex s under AS 1826 ‘Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres—Special protection—Type of protection s’, section 4.3 The standard referred to in the... Read more


AS 3640-2009 Workplace Atmospheres - Method for Sampling and Gravimetric Determination of Inhalable Dust

Regulation 136(3) of the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: If a relevant Australian standard or national standard states a way of carrying out the monitoring or analysis (of workplace exposure), the site senior executive must ensure it... Read more


AS/NZS 2381.1:2005 Electrical Equipment for Explosive Gas Atmospheres - Selection, Installation and Maintenance

Regulation 21 of the Mining and Quarrying Health and Safety Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: (1) A person must not carry out work on electrical equipment that has explosion-protection, unless the person has the competencies to carry out the work. (2) In... Read more


Diesel engines run on methane enriched atmosphere

Methane-enriched mine air passed over two diesel explosion-protected load haul dump (LHD) vehicles which were operating in a return airway during a longwall relocation. The methane caused both diesel engines to increase in speed and rev in excess of maximum... Read more


AS/NZS 62013.1 Caplights for Use in Mines Susceptible to Firedamp

The Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld) states explosion protection category Ex l means explosion protection category Ex l under AS/NZS 62013.1 ‘Caplights for use in mines susceptible to firedamp’, section 3.3.   About this Standard: This Standard specifies the requirements for... Read more


AS 2865-2009 Confined Spaces

Regulation 144 of the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Regulation 2001 states: (1) The site senior executive must ensure a person is not exposed to— (a) an atmosphere in a confined space on the surface of the mine that... Read more


Refuge chambers in underground metalliferous mines

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance on the safe use of appropriate refuge chamber facilities as a part of the response to hazards posed by irrespirable atmospheres underground. Typically, irrespirable atmospheres result from fires in the workings,... Read more


SB 107 Construction of seals

If workers remain underground in an explosive atmosphere where there is a possibility of spontaneous combustion, incendive spark or other ignition source, the Underground Mine Manager must ensure that any seal installed is, as a minimum, a type D [s.... Read more


Breathing Apparatus can get Contaminated

What Compressed air breathing apparatus (CABA), when stored underground may become contaminated with pathogenic mould fungus. This can produce toxins that can contribute to lung disease and contain potential carcinogens. In a recent incident a component of CABA, which was stored... Read more


Uncontrolled Release of Methane from Drainage Range

What During a period of increased inflow of water into an underground coal mine, a methane drainage range was used as a pump delivery range to manage an emergency water problem at the mine. After the water situation was brought under... Read more


Eimco Hits Methane Drainage Pipeline

What An Eimco was engaged on cleaning a methane drainage installation site at the stub which was flooded with slurry from a burst water pipe on updip side of the place. While doing this, it hit one of the pipe ranges... Read more


The Monitoring of Sealed Areas

Monitoring of sealed areas should be carried out in order to adequately predict and define the potential for an explosive atmosphere to occur within a sealed area. Sufficient samples should be taken to delineate both the size of any explosive... Read more


AS/NZS 3584.2:2008 Diesel Engine Systems for Underground Coal Mines

Regulation 261 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: The underground mine manager must ensure an internal combustion engine used to power plant in an ERZ1 is— (b) a type that has been tested by a nationally accredited testing station... Read more


Synthetic Mineral Fibres

The purpose of this National Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Synthetic Mineral Fibres is to provide a safe and healthy workplace by outlining safe work practices and general responsibilities when handling synthetic mineral fibres (SMF). Compliance with... Read more


Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Synthetic Mineral Fibres

The purpose of this Approved Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Synthetic Mineral Fibres is to provide a safe and healthy workplace by outlining safe work practices and general responsibilities when handling synthetic mineral fibres (SMF). Compliance with... Read more


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