New mining regulations

New regulations on mining health and safety came into force on 16 December 2013. The regulations cover improved mining hazard and risk management, increased training, stronger worker participation systems, and new emergency measures.

The Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2013 will replace the Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Administration) Regulation 1996 and the Health and Safety in Employment (Mining-Underground) Regulations 1999.

There is more information on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website

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