Convenient, ‘vend-ready’ personal protective equipment (PPE) that is dispensed from onsite machines is becoming an increasingly popular option, according to wholesale PPE distributor ProChoice Safety Gear.
Leading miners BHP, Teck Resources and Roy Hill have helped drive a project to develop a guideline for automation systems that could help to improve safety in the mining workplace.
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.