A Responsible Mining Index (RMI) report into the workplace culture of 30 mining majors has shown that while safety is a priority for the companies involved, there are still several areas that could be improved.
Sandvik is set to boost its safety offering with the acquisition of Canadian tech company Newtrax.
Six cases of scarlet fever have been reported at two BHP iron ore mine sites in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
A cyclone that made landfall at the northwest coast of Western Australia over the March 23-24 weekend has caused shipping issues for Tier 1 miners such as BHP and Rio Tinto.
Iron ore miner Vale said external auditors have refused to renew stability certificates for its 13 dams and four dikes in Brazil following another tailings dam collapse at its Brumadinho mine in Minas Gerais in January this year.