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Effective and ongoing stakeholder engagement enables better planned and more informed policies, projects and services including a greater understanding and management of issues and potential risks. For stakeholders, the benefits of engagement include the opportunity to have their issues heard and contribute to the decision-making process.

The following engagement principles are used when conducting our business:

Inclusive – We understand and acknowledge stakeholders’ views and consider the issues from their perspective, and be clear and open in our communications.

Relevant – We are risk-based and adaptive, and continuously adjusting our focus in response to changing circumstances, seeking the best outcome for the people of Western Australia.

Responsive – We keep stakeholders informed of issues that affect them by providing transparent, timely, consistent and accessible information and feedback, and engage in a manner that encourages mutual trust and respect.

Stakeholders are individuals, groups or organisations affected, directly or indirectly, by our activities and those that affect our activities. These include the broader community, internal staff, communities affected by mining or petroleum activities, local State and federal governments, community groups, Aboriginal communities and industry groups.

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Regulation of e-cigarette use in the workplace 

WorkSafe WA is inviting public submissions on proposed amendment to the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 and Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations) regarding e-cigarette use in the workplace.

The proposed amendment applies the same laws to e-cigarettes and vaping (e-cigarettes are also referred to as ‘vapes’ and the use as ‘vaping’) as those for traditional tobacco products (e.g. cigarettes, cigars, pipes). This will:

  • prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in an enclosed workplace (Note: A vehicle used for business is considered to be a workplace);
  • require a sign or notice to be displayed that using e-cigarettes are prohibited at the workplace;
  • enable WorkSafe inspectors to request people to stop using an e-cigarette in a workplace;
  • protect the health and safety of workers and others at a workplace from the smoke, aerosol or vapour released by e-cigarettes through vaping; and
  • impose penalties for e-cigarette use in an enclosed workplace.

Unless advised by the submitter, all submissions will be collectively made available to the public in a consultation summary. Submissions will be published verbatim with the submitter listed

Submissions close 5.00 pm Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Please use the Public Consultation Submission sheet to make a written submission.

All queries and written submissions can be sent via email to safetycomms@demirs.wa.gov.au

Draft code of practice: Minimising the risks of tyre fires when transporting ammonium nitrate explosion risk goods WorkSafe Petroleum Safety and Dangerous Goods is inviting public submissions on the draft code of practice: Minimising the risks of tyre fires when transporting ammonium nitrate explosion risk goods.

The draft code of practice provides general guidance to assist employers and employees involved in the transport of ammonium nitrate explosion risk goods to minimise risk and meet their duty of care on roads in Western Australia.

Unless advised by the submitter, all submissions will be collectively made available to the public in a consultation summary. Submissions will be published verbatim with the submitter listed.

Submissions close 5.00pm Friday, 12 July 2024 Please use the Public Consultation Submission sheet to make a written submission.

All queries and written submissions can be sent via email to safetycomms@demirs.wa.gov.au

Mine closure plan guideline consultation

The Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is seeking feedback from stakeholders on the draft Mine Closure plan 
(MCP) Guideline. 

The MCP guidance has been revised in conjunction with the recent release of the Mining Development and Closure Proposal (MDCP) Guideline, to ensure the documents align and duplication is reduced. 

The department will provide a response to each submission received. All submissions will be collectively published and made available to the public in a response to submissions document. Submissions will be published verbatim, with the submitter listed.

Submissions close 5.00pm Monday, 24 June 2024.   All queries and written submissions can be sent via email to 
Rec.consultation@dmirs.wa.gov.au 

Mining Regulations Amendment Regulations 2024 (Consultation Draft)

The Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is seeking feedback from stakeholders on proposed amendments to the Mining Regulations 1981 to prescribe the requirements of the Eligible Mining Activity (EMA) Framework.  

The EMA Framework is a new form of authorisation for certain minimal disturbance and low impact activities. Under the EMA framework tenement holders will receive automatic authorisation to undertake eligible activities by submitting an EMA notice. 

The criteria for what constitutes an EMA, along conditions of approval are provided for in the draft Regulations. 

An information sheet has been developed to assist stakeholders with interpreting the regulations. 

The department will provide a response to each submission received. All submissions will be collectively published and made available to the public in a response to submissions document. Submissions will be published verbatim, with the submitter listed.

Submissions close 3 July 2024 5.00pm All queries and written submissions can be sent via email to 
rec.consultation@dmirs.wa.gov.au

For previous consultations conducted by the Department, please visit https://www.demirs.wa.gov.au/content/closed-consultations 

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