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OVERVIEW AUSTRALIAN BLACK COAL MINING OPERATIONS Ken Cram Project Manager Coal Services Pty Limited.

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1 OVERVIEW AUSTRALIAN BLACK COAL MINING OPERATIONS Ken Cram Project Manager Coal Services Pty Limited

2 OVERVIEW 2007 Increased: Production Exports Number of Mineworkers Employed 118 Black Coal Mines 74 Opencut 44 Underground ( 30 Longwalls)

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4 FOB VALUE OF AUSTRALIAN EXPORTS 2007 (p) Metallurgical Coal - $A 15.5 Billion Steaming Coal-$A 7.1 Billion Total Exports-$A 22.6 Billion

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6 SALEABLE COAL PRODUCTION BY AUSTRALIAN STATES NSW Million Tonnes QLD “ SA- 3.9“ WA- 5.8“ TAS- 0.4“ TOTAL Million Tonnes

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8 Australian Black Coal Exports Record 251 M tonnes in 2007 Qld Exports M tonnes NSW Exports - 97 M tonnes Value $A22.6 Billion

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10 EXPORTS BY AUSTRALIAN STATES & TYPE 2007 NSW Million Tonnes QLD Million Tonnes WA Million Tonnes Metallurgical Million Tonnes Steaming Million Tonnes Total Million Tonnes

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16 EMPLOYMENT 2007 (DECEMBER) AUSTRALIAN COAL MINES BY STATES NSW QLD SA- 220 WA- 650 TAS- 100 TOTAL

17 ANNUAL SALEABLE OUTPUT PER EMPLOYEE STATE PERFORMANCE NSWQLD Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes 2007 (p) Tonnes Tonnes

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20 AUST LONGWALL MINE SIZE mines > 3 M tonnes (ROM) 8 mines > 2 M tonnes (ROM) mine > 4 M tonnes (ROM) 5 mines > 3 M tonnes (ROM) 7 mines > 2 M tonnes (ROM) mine > 7.5 M tonnes (ROM) 2 mines > 6 M tonnes (ROM) 5 mines > 4 M tonnes (ROM) 8 mines > 3 M tonnes (ROM)

21 LW Initiatives Face Lengths Wider faces 350 m to 400m Block Lengths Extending 3500m to 5000m Shearers Higher capacity to increase production capability Automation – memory cuts, horizon control Supports Wider canopies 1.75m to 2m Greater leg support capacity Improved control systems & shearer initiation

22 Airborne Dust Monitoring Health Risk Dust Sampling Program Mineworker Medical Examination

23 Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002 Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation 2006 NSW Government Gazette No.185 Specified Limits for Airborne Dust Since 22 nd December 2007 All Mining Locations  2.5 mg of RESPIRABLE DUST per m 3  10 mg of INHALABLE DUST per m 3 Underground  0.12 mg of RESPIRABLE QUARTZ per m 3 Surface  0.1 mg of RESPIRABLE QUARTZ per m 3

24 Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002 Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation 2006 NSW Government Gazette No.185 Respirable Dust & Quartz Sampling Frequency Longwall Faces  At intervals not exceeding 6 months on each producing shift Continuous Miner Panels  At intervals not exceeding 12 months on each producing shift Other U/G, Open Cuts, CPP, Surface Crusher  At intervals not exceeding 12 months on only one production shift

25 Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002 Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation 2006 NSW Government Gazette No.185 Inhalable Dust Sampling Frequency Longwall Faces  At intervals not exceeding 12 months on each producing shift Continuous Miner Panels  At intervals not exceeding 12 months on only one producing shift Other U/G, Open Cuts, CPP, Surface Crushers  At intervals not exceeding 12 months on only one production shift

26 AIRBORNE DUST IN COAL MINES RESPIRABLE DUST & QUARTZ INHALABLE DUST Coal Services Pty Limited’s Standing Committee on Dust Research and Control (SDC) has produced this booklet to promote a better understanding of the health effects and control of airborne dust. Published by Coal Services Pty Limited 2008

27 Airborne Dust Booklet Table of Contents Definitions of Respirable, Quartz, Inhalable Health Effects Sampling Method & Frequency Exposure Standards Control Measures Directions for Further Information

28 Airborne Dust Booklet Printed in December ( copies) Distribution will be by the Dust Samplers when they are at mine sites Copies of the booklet will also be made available to Mines Rescue Stations and CS Health for inclusion in training courses The SDC Chairman will notify Mine Managers & District Check Inspectors and include copies of the booklet.

29 MDG 29 Guideline for the management of diesel engine pollutants in underground environments Produced by Mine Safety Operations Division New South Wales Department of Primary Industries April 2008

30 MDG 29 Workplace Exposure The recommended maximum workplace exposure (mine atmosphere) for diesel particulate (DP) in the elemental carbon (EC) fraction when expelled from a diesel engine is 0.1 mg/m 3

31 Coal Services Health & Safety Trust CD Production Revision 3 October 2008 An Occupational Hygiene Manual for the Coal Mining Industry Keeping Coal Miners Healthy at Work Copies are being sent to Mine Sites and District Check Inspectors


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