Ashley Perry

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Screen for safety in mining with fast, reliable drug and alcohol tests

Drug and alcohol abuse is a problem in any workplace but is a particular risk in the Australian mining and resources sector. This can be due to remote and isolated working conditions, irregular hours, FIFO (fly in fly out) working arrangements and the healthy pay packets of mining personnel – all factors conducive to illicit drug use and excessive drinking on and off site. Read More

Explosion risk for electric vehicle batteries

The use of lithium-based chemistries in battery design is rapidly increasing, leading to a corresponding increase in hazardous incidents involving mobile equipment fitted with these batteries. Read More

Two workers missing after incident at Dugald River mine

A desperate search and rescue effort has been launched for two miners missing after their ute plunged into a deep stope at the remote Dugald River zinc mine near Cloncurry in north-west Queensland. Read More
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Asbestos in workplace soil

Recently, WorkSafe WA released an information sheet detailing key safety information and advice in relation to dealing with soil contaminated with asbestos.
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Avoiding office hazards

SafeWork SA recently published a detailed series of health and safety measures for dealing with the hidden hazards associated with office work. Read More