Mining, Quarrying and Oil Wells

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mining, quarrying and oil wells all fall under the natural resources sector, and have a number of physical, environmental and ergonomic hazards that could cause injury or illness to workers, including:

  • Noise
  • MSIs
  • Cuts, lacerations and amputations
  • Driving
  • Slips, trips and falls.
See our resources section to learn more about common risks and hazards in the construction industry, or view our safety topics.
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