Glencore, IGO and Epiroc have backed a research aimed at improving the design of ground support solutions for underground mining.
Fortescue Metals Group has imposed travel and health protocols across its sites since the outbreak of the coronavirus in January.
BHP is confident that autonomous trucks will deliver safety advantages, with the Eastern Ridge iron ore mine in Western Australia set to be the next operation to benefit from the move.
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has made its concern known to the Queensland Parliament that the industrial manslaughter reform bill could have an opposite effect to that intended.
Changes to the Fair Work Act Award are set to come into force in March, spurring companies to take action and comply with the new laws.