The Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) professional is concerned with developing and co-ordinating systems for the creation and preservation of measures for the safety and health of employees and visitors. This involves compliance with all safety and health legislation pertaining to the use of plant, machinery, equipment and all workplace activities. It also involves assisting in the supervision of investigation of accidents and unsafe working conditions and training management and staff in regard to safety and health practices and legislation. It also involves the establishment and co-ordination of emergency procedures, fire fighting and first aid and reporting periodically to management as to the status of safety and health measures.

The Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) professional is therefore one of the key contributors to the welfare of the mining industry.