- Australian Mining
- drug testing
- Kal Tire
- materials handling
- METS Ignited
- Mt Owen
- Nivek Industries
- personal protective equipment
- Prospect Awards
- Rio Tinto
- skin cancer
- Skin patrol
- Tracked elevating device
- working at heights
- Breathing quality air underground
Ventilation controls remain a core risk management area at underground mine sites, especially at a time when pneumoconiosis, or black lung, has re-emerged.
- No doom and gloom: Dust control in action
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.
- Taking water back to the environment
CSIRO senior principal research scientist Grant Douglas has brought a double-edged sword to wastewater treatment – a critical part of every mining operation.
- Machinery innovation aims to enhance underground environment
International equipment manufacturers and Australian companies alike are showing their commitment to changing the underground mining environment.
- Hummingbird Electronics: Past and future
Since inception, key customers have brought great ideas to Hummingbird, and the company has delivered new and exciting technologies.
- Lift Assist arm a game changer for Mt Owen fitters
The practical design partnership between the Thiess Mt Owen team and Nivek tackled the weighty challenge of tooling – specifically the issues fitters had handling heavy tools for long periods in often cramped conditions.
- Handling the pressure: ESS unveils the safest air cannon yet
The build-up of materials in bulk storage systems is a common bulk materials handling issue. When silos and bunkers accumulate material around their perimeters, it can slow operations down or even stop bulk material flow altogether.
- Putting a stop to dropped objects
Dropped objects pose a significant safety risk at mine sites. Safe Work Australia found in 2017 that eight per cent of work-related injuries in Australia were caused by falling objects.
- Five risk factors to skin cancer detection
Providing workplace health and well being on site solutions increases both the awareness and the early detection of disease, thereby minimising chronic disease.
- Prospect Awards arrive in Queensland
The Australian Mining Prospect Awards will take place in Brisbane for the first time in 2019 to recognise the mining industry’s biggest night of the year.
- Approaching underground safety from the surface
Contact with chemicals, dangerous equipment and unpredictable surfaces all exist in underground mines, but Minova has found a way to reduce human exposure.
- Controlling the safety risks of tyre management
Mine site tyre management presents a series of safety concerns that must be mitigated to avoid injury. Safe to Work explores how Kal Tire approaches this priority.
- Walking safely at mine sites
It is the responsibility of both the employer and employee to ensure that the correct PPE is worn in the workplace. Blundstone reveals pointers for ultimate foot protection.
- Safety comes first at Queensland Rail
Working at heights is deemed by many organisations as a high-risk work activity. This is ever so evident at Queensland Rail (QR) maintenance workshops where workers regularly need to access areas at heights while undertaking service and maintenance activities on the fleet of QR track machines.
- How drug testing kits contribute to site safety
Substance abuse can be a recipe for disaster in any workplace. Not only can this result in production issues associated with poor performance and absenteeism, it introduces significant safety risks.
- A new era for conveyor safety
It is important to make sure idlers are kept in good working order to maximise the effectiveness of conveyor setups. Idler rollers go through a lot of wear and tear at mine sites as they support the locomotion of conveyor belts that often bear the weight of heavy loads.
- A revolutionary approach to drilling
Drilling activities will always demand due care and attention but technology is helping to make things safer for operators in numerous ways. Safe to Work reports.
- Why protection against welding fumes is indispensable
Blackwoods informs Safe to Work that the reclassification of welding fumes as carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer calls for mining industry action before it’s too late.
- Communication: The maintenance planners’ best friend
Communication is a vital component in coordinating and executing planned maintenance. Maintenance planners and schedulers have frequent lines of communication with on-site superintendents and supervisors, other planners, and most frequently, suppliers.
- TED lifts more than safety standards
Nivek Industries has found that the Tracked Elevating Device, or TED, is lifting morale, efficiency and quality of life for fitters in mines all over the country.