- Atlas Copco
- Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists
- Bend Tech
- climate change
- collision avoidance
- dust control
- dust exposure
- dust suppression
- heat stress
- heat stroke
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- Kal Tire
- lsm technologies
- occupational hygienist
- peter woodford
- Safe to Work
- tyre management
- underground mine
- working at heights
- Keeping steady on uneven ground
Hummingbird Electronics is helping guard machinery and operators from the risk of rollovers, a common risk that comes with mining terrains.
- Atlas Copco’s nitrogen filling systems for tyre safety
Mine sites traditionally use compressed air for filling the tyres of haul trucks and other mining vehicles. Safe to Work speaks with Atlas Copco about how its nitrogen generators are an effective alternative to the conventional compressed air or bottled gas options.
- Seertech LMS lends eyes to safety
Training delivery and compliance management will no longer require separate systems or be a highly manual task with Seertech Solutions’ cloud-based learning management system (LMS).
- UniPass innovation enhances rock bolting safety for modern mines
Friction bolts or resin installed rock bolts hold together the safety of underground mines by providing ground support to keep workers safe from roof falls or collapsing ground. Minova has revolutionised traditional bolts with its Unipass technology.
- Hexagon enhances MineProtect for real-time visual safety guide
The dangers faced by miners every day are too numerous and varied to be addressed by point solutions. Hexagon’s mining division explains how its strengthened MineProtect safety portfolio can help to mitigate these risks.
- Human vibration: addressing a less spoken about hazard
Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists experts reveal what mining companies can do to mitigate human vibration exposure and reduce back injuries while their employees operate on the bumpy ground of mine sites.
- Shining a light on mining’s hazardous environment
J.W. Speaker has disrupted the status quo for lighting technologies, becoming the go-to company producing many of the world-first LED lighting solutions seen on today’s mine sites. India-born essayist Eden Phillpotts once wrote, “The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” Such insight dates back to 1919 in … Continue reading Shining a light on mining’s hazardous environment
- Kal Tire breaks down barriers for trainee technicians
As a registered training organisation, Kal Tire is investing in its next wave of tyre technicians, preparing them with the knowledge and skills required to work in this role, while diversifying the industry.
- Good things come in small packages: MineARC’s handheld gas monitor
MineARC Systems, the market leader in the supply and manufacture of refuge chambers for over 20 years, has continued to take its emergency response offering to the next level; with a complete end-to-end solution for those moments in need.
- ITW stops mining tyres from tiring out
Corrosion in wheel rims can lead to premature failure and increases the safety risks that must be considered when removing mining tyres from a damaged rim. Safe to Work speaks with ITW Polymers & Fluids about the importance of having the right corrosion inhibitor in mining fleets.
- AIOH trains fit testers with RESP-FIT program
Do you wear a respirator underground or do dusty jobs? Make sure your mask fits your face shape so there would be no leakages of contaminated air.
- LSM’s TMS saves tyres, fuel and lives
Industrial road tyres can be potentially dangerous to work around due to their large size and magnitude of air or gas pressures. LSM Technologies explains how its heavy-duty tyre monitoring system (TMSystem) helps to mitigate the hazards of working with pneumatic tyres on any type of vehicle.
- Chipatronic gives mining vehicles eyes everywhere
Safe to Work finds out how Chipatronic is visually arming mining companies with advanced camera systems designed to improve safety, productivity and compliance.
- ME SAFE’s long hole plug eliminates the hazard of lost drill rods in up holes
Lost drill rods in up holes are a common problem in underground mining. Current industry solutions to address this hazard have safety implications, are time consuming and expensive, and interrupt mine operations. ME SAFE has an answer to this problem.
- Specialized Maintenance Equipment reduces tyre jacking risks
Specialized Maintenance Equipment (SME) has alleviated the safety and productivity risks of ultra-class tyre maintenance with the development of a heavy-duty jacking system. SME, a subsidiary of Nordic Minesteel Technologies, has removed the necessity for tyre technicians to manually drag heavy jacks and multiple safety stands under ultra-class haul trucks during maintenance. The company has … Continue reading Specialized Maintenance Equipment reduces tyre jacking risks
- Bend-tech keeps watch from above for safety
Falling from heights is a particular hazard for workers in the mining industry, with falls, trips and slips accounting for 26,000 serious injury claims in 2019-20. Safe to Work speaks with Bend-tech Group about how a long-term fix is the best way to prevent falls on mine sites.
- LSM sets OH&S standards in cabin dust exposure
LSM managing director Peter Woodford explains how the company is helping miners breathe easier, providing operator comfort and ensuring their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system lasts longer with cabin filtration and pressuriser technologies.
- Breaking barriers with next-gen TETRA radio
Terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) systems go beyond their traditional functions today, and thanks to the innovation of communication specialist Sepura, this extends to keeping mine workers safe while performing their jobs.
- Overcoming the challenge of extreme temperatures
Heat stress management in mining, a sector highly exposed to hot climate conditions and the threats of climate change, is benefitting from the use of advanced technologies. Experts from the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists discuss the development.
- Australia paves way to autonomous mining
BHP principal, mining systems in technology, Chirag Sathe expands on the vision for autonomous mining to bring greater safety to mine sites.