The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry will commence public hearings next month after being set up following Anglo American’s gas ignition event at the Grosvenor coal mine.
Of the many benefits that thermal imaging cameras can bring to industrial workplaces, the technology has lately received increased interest from businesses looking to monitor higher-than-usual body temperatures to increase safety of their employees.
An Anglo American spokesperson has informed Safe to Work that elevated gas readings that occurred at the Grosvenor mine site last month “may have been an indicator of a brief ignition event.”
The use of emerging technologies can set up Australia’s copper mines to be emission free over the next 30 years, according to a report by the University of Sydney’s Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering.
New amendments to the New South Wales work health and safety laws now include gross negligence under a category one offence.