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Safety Management Systems—Anita Macartney, Mactown Consulting

This session will provide participants with the safety tools to meet their legal occupational health and safety (OHS) obligations and improve how they document systems of work.

RCSD Management—David McKelvie, SafeMix

This CMPA Respirable Crystalline Silica Dust (RCSD) Management Guideline aims to support members in meeting the requirements of the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act 2004, the OHS Regulations 2017 and specifically the OHS Amendment (Crystalline Silica) Regulations 2021.


The one-day workshop is an interactive process which encourages the active involvement of the participants rather than a lecture session. And is intended for quarry managers, supervisors and HSE officers.

Date: – Thursday 30th March 2023

Time: – 8.30am – 4.00pm

Location: – Mantra, 250 Cooper Street, Epping

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The National Heavy Vehicle Concrete Agitator Work and Rest Hours Exemption Notice has been amended to provide improved guidance on when agitator drivers operating under standard hours or Basic Fatigue Management (BFM) hours can take ‘short work breaks’ during their shifts.

First published on 1 January 2017, the notice provides alternatives for taking short rest breaks, allowing drivers of fatigue-regulated heavy vehicles carrying pre-mixed concrete to take regular short work breaks when they can, rather than requiring them to have a break at specific times throughout the day. Drivers can record a short work break while still in the driver’s seat with the engine running, if they’re not undertaking any work-related activities.

The amended notice, which takes effect on 1 February, incorporates the following changes:

  1. Inclusion of an updated Table 1 for alternative rest and work times for drivers operating under standard hours.
    b. Inclusion of a new Table 2 for alternative rest and work times for drivers operating under BFM hours.
    c. Additional notes for drivers operating under the notice, clarifying when work time includes short work break time.

For more information about the notice, see Short work breaks for agitator drivers.

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Previously she was the Minister for Energy and Resources in 2014 and approved the introduction of risk based work plans.

Lily D’Ambrosio will drive the Labor Government’s work to deliver cheaper, cleaner power with government-owned energy as Minister for the State Electricity Commission – as well as Minister for Climate Action and Minister for Energy and Resources.

She will lead this transition from the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action – with Resources and Agriculture to move into this Department to support the Labor Government to meet and beat our ambitious climate targets.”

There have been many changes to the Cabinet and Departments please see link for further information.

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The CMPA released a 30 second advertorial on Quarries Building Communities – rehabilitation focused. 

The intention is to raise awareness in the community of the vital nature of quarries in Victoria.  The ad will be aired on Channel 10, 10 bold and 10 peach.

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Exposure to dust containing crystalline silica can lead to diseases like silicosis. Learn how WorkSafe and the Victorian Government are working to reduce this harm through with the new crystalline silica regulations which includes high risk crystalline silica work and engineered stone licences and occupational health strategy.

Webinar details – Friday Oct 28 from 12.00 – 12.45pm

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A substantial day is planned for CMPA Members and other interested industry contributors in the west and northern suburbs of Melbourne on Thursday 10th November 2022.

The CMPA and a number of Associate members are holding this workshop to provide operators with an understanding of how to properly maintain components of their fixed plant to ensure they are running to the best of their ability.

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