The Queensland Government has revealed that the safety reset initiative in the state has reached nearly half of its 50,000-strong mine and quarry workforce.

Another 26,000 workers need to complete the workplace safety sessions before the deadline at the end of August.

Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham highlighted the importance of workers attending these sessions following a spate of incidents at mine sites.

“More than 23,000 workers have joined management and union representatives to take part in safety resets at more than 160 mines and quarries,” Lynham said.

“That’s a lot of people, but the commitment from companies and unions in July was that every worker, at every site would attend a reset by the end of August.”

Lynham is set to report on the reset to Townsville regional parliament. He will name any sites and operators with workers that have not taken part.

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