“The recent events in New Zealand highlight the hazards we confront and are a sombre reminder of why the NSW mining industry must never deviate from its goal of zero harm,” Williams said at the CEO OHS Culture Summit Review in Sydney.
“Mine safety and rescue experts from NSW have been deeply involved in the efforts to save the 29 men, including two Australians, trapped in the Pike River mine. We must learn from this tragedy and we must never forget it.”
MSAC is comprised of industry, unions and government regulators and Minister for Primary Industries Steve Whan officially launched the new website at the event: www.nswminesafety.com.au
“This online portal will promote the work of MSAC and make information about its resources and world-leading projects more accessible to OHS and mine safety professionals,” Williams said.
“It will also take users to a huge range of resources already available from the NSW Minerals Council, government, unions and OHS bodies.
“We are all striving for a world-leading OHS culture. The industry will continue to support MSAC and work closely with our workforce, their union representatives and regulators to continue on that path.”