Ventilation controls remain a core risk management area at underground mine sites, especially at a time when pneumoconiosis, or black lung, has re-emerged.
Machine operators have direct contact with the air they breathe inside the cabins. Though the work environment is inescapable, it is certainly not one without hope.
CSIRO senior principal research scientist Grant Douglas has brought a double-edged sword to wastewater treatment – a critical part of every mining operation.
Weir Minerals has designed specialised lifting tools for safer maintenance of slurry pump parts in response to the progressively increasing equipment size.
BHP’s Mt Arthur coal mine near Muswellbrook has committed the largest safety undertaking accepted in New South Wales following a breach in August 2017.