All posts by Ben Creagh

QLD aims to improve safety in the workplace

Queensland’s Work Health and Safety Board, the peak advisory Board to its government on work health and safety issues, has developed a five-year plan to make the state safer. The Board, made up of representatives from employer associations, trade unions and academia, developed a five-year plan in response to the recommendations of the Best Practice … Continue reading QLD aims to improve safety in the workplace

Governments join forces to make WA safer for heavy vehicles

Governments in Australia have pooled together $30 million to go towards 15 projects aimed at making roads in Western Australia safer for heavy vehicles. As part of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, the projects have been backed with more than $13.7 million in Federal Government, $6.2 million in Western Australian Government and $11 … Continue reading Governments join forces to make WA safer for heavy vehicles

Anglo American wins safety award for dust suppression system at Grasstree

Anglo American has scooped top honours at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference Innovation Awards for its Grasstree mine in the Capcoal complex, Queensland. The mining major won the Queensland Mining Industry Innovation Award for a dust suppression system implemented at the site that has seen a 96 per cent reduction in respirable dust … Continue reading Anglo American wins safety award for dust suppression system at Grasstree

Intelligent Sandvik loader promises safer operation for underground mining

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s new underground loader, the Sandvik LH517i, promises to bring a raft of improvements for operators, including increased safety and comfort. Principally, Sandvik has improved the size, visibility and ergonomics of the operator’s cabin to reduce fatigue and improve well-being. “The increased focus on operator comfort in the new Sandvik LH517i … Continue reading Intelligent Sandvik loader promises safer operation for underground mining