- bat booth
- dust suppression
- ear plugs
- Fly in fly out
- haul road
- health check
- lung disease
- Mates in mining
- mental health
- pacific ears
- personal protective equipment
- Rio Tinto
- Safe Work
- Mideco fends off secondary dust exposure, COVID-19
Dust control engineering specialist Mideco combats two central problems for mine operators – dust exposure and body temperature spikes – with a single solution: Bat Booth 2.0.
- An economic perspective of dust suppression technology
Global Road Technology has produced what it calls the most cost-efficient dust suppression product for mine haul roads. Safe to Work takes a look at the technology – the GRT: Haul-Loc.
- Sweeping Dust-A-Side from pit to port
The mining industry is working hard to meet ever tightening standards on dust suppression, which can be a problem across mine sites from processing plants to haul roads. Dust-A-Side discusses its range of dust suppression solutions for all areas of the mine site.
- Hearing protection: The most underestimated health concern
All-round hearing protection needs to reflect the demands of each job. Custom fit ear plugs with interchangeable filters are part of the mining equation.
- Flexibladder fetches firefighting facilities for site
For more than 60 years, Labaronne CITAF has designed and built flexible bladder tanks for liquid storage and transportation. Safe to Work speaks with Flexibladder about its firefighting applications for mine sites.
- Wearable technology emerges as a safety device
Mining operators are increasingly drawing on critical information from wearable devices to improve safety at their sites. OSIsoft paints the scenario.
- Balancing operational objectives with social licence
Envirosuite is combining artificial and human intelligence to create environmental intelligence, using meaningful data to make educated decisions for the best operational and social outcomes.
- Round-the-clock sounds fall silent
Hummingbird proves that being serious about safety doesn’t mean making noise about it. The silent horn replaces the blaring noise of mining vehicles.
- Self-rescuers within a local grasp
MineARC Systems has partnered with DEZEGA to protect miners when nothing else can ensure their safety. Safe to Work looks into the collaboration and what it will bring to the Australian mining industry.
- Corporate support for stronger mental health
With mental health challenges for mine workers increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry has stepped up to provide more support for its workforce.
- Prepare for the unexpected with tailored emergency response training courses
Being prepared for potential accidents is a vital skill for miners when working at heights, underground or with chemicals and explosives. Australasia Fire & Emergency Response College is training workers to deal with a range of common mine accidents and dangers.
- Taking health checks to the heart of QLD
In a sweeping reform to combat and prevent lung health diseases among Queensland’s mine workers, the state government will send a health truck across the regions this year.
- Removing FIFO requirements with Digital Twinning
Digital Twinning Australia’s virtual solutions for the mining industry are reducing the need for fly-in, fly-out travel, allowing workers to spend more time with their families.
- CoolVest turns heatstroke from fatal to treatable condition
With the right equipment heatstroke is an immediately treatable condition. However, heatstroke can have disastrous long-term consequences on health if left untreated. Safe to Work speaks to CoolVest about its lightweight and portable heatstroke solution.
- A solution to COVID-19’s mental health ramifications
The Australian Resources and Energy Group (AMMA) provides an accessible solution to mental health burdens that is different to what the market already offers. Safe to Work writes.
- The road to autonomous mining
The journey towards autonomous mining calls for changes to the standards for haul road operations. Safe to Work speaks with Position Partners, Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST) Solutions and Proof Engineers to untangle the issues facing mining companies.
- High-performance hearing solutions for mining
Every day millions of people around the world are exposed to noise at work and all the risks this can entail. The higher the noise level, and the longer you are exposed to it, the more risk you have of suffering harm from noise.
- Austmine National METS survey now open
Austmine is giving people in the mining industry the opportunity to have their voices heard in the Austmine National Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) survey 2020.
- Capturing harmful mine dust with next-level solutions
A lot can happen in a few months. In the dust control world, mining companies have made significant strides towards creating a safer workplace for employees. Safe to Work speaks with Breathe-safe director Nick Johnstone about what’s next.
- New global tailings standard highlights need for improved monitoring, governance and reporting solution
The launch of the new global standard on tailings management has highlighted the urgent need for a TSF monitoring, governance and reporting solution.