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Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC)

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Sustainable Minerals Institute

MISHC is internationally recognised as a world-class centre of excellence and a leading provider of minerals industry risk management education for the global minerals industry. MISHC undertakes research in: major hazard management and emergency preparedness; RISKGATE - an online risk management system designed to support and assist in the analysis of priority unwanted events in mining operations; human factors, safe design, new technologies and transport safety; musculoskeletal injury risks associated with mining; reducing risks associated with mining equipment; and mining and health. MISHC is one of seven centres that comprise the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) within The University of Queensland.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Applied Research
  • Hazard Management
  • Musculoskeletal injury risks
  • Human Factors of Mining
  • Workplace Safety and Health performance indicators

Number of research staff

Upto 20 research staff


Sustainable Minerals Institute, , The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 4072

Lead researchers

Achievements of the centre

  • RISKGATE, Major Hazard Risk Management Portal for Coal Mining Industry
  • GMIRM, worldwide professional level education and training in risk management

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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Last updated:
19 June 2019