OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 540 Discard from mine

A variety of solid and liquid waste materials can be generated by a mining operation. Disposal of these materials must comply with accepted engineering principles to ensure the stability of the dump or impoundment. If failure of such a waste disposal structure could cause potential injury to a worker, or cause environmental contamination, design by a professional geotechnical engineer is the accepted standard.