The Irish Mining and Quarrying Society maintains enormous respect for the Irish regulations and laws that govern the extractive industries. Indeed, in recent years, they have been heavily involved in the development and production of these policies.
Due to the nature of mining and quarrying and the construction sub-sectors involved, health and safety is of primary concern amongst all our members, both individual and corporate. The IMQS is eager to promote the industry in a positive light for the sake of all our stakeholders, public and private, member and non-member.
Our members are active participants in agencies that effect change in Ireland. For example, Sean Finlay, a past president, is a Ministerial appointee to the Advisory Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which is at the front line of environmental protection and policing in Ireland. IMQS, in its capacity as a member of the Quarries Safety Steering Committee, was also instrumental in the development of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Quarries) Regulations 2008, SI28 2008.