- Abbott Informatics
- Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists
- bat booth
- Bolle safety
- dust control
- dust exposure
- dust suppression
- Fenner Dunlop
- Fortescue Metals Group
- Kal Tire
- lung disease
- Newcrest Mining
- Nivek Industries
- pi system
- Rio Tinto
- tyre management
- workforce management
- Mining goes on a safety journey
The mining sector has experienced a shift change over the last 30 years in respect to incident response, personal protective equipment, and most recently COVID-19. Safe to Work speaks with Northern Star Resources’ occupational health and safety manager (corporate), David Mccutcheon, about the change.
- Fenner Dunlop takes safety procedures full circle
Fenner Dunlop’s highest priority has always been safety due to the exposure its workers have to hazardous equipment and work environments. Safe to Work finds out how Fenner Dunlop has put the focus on its people to ensure safe operations.
- The digital mine: A four-step approach to predictive maintenance 4.0
The path to interoperability — the pinnacle of the smart mine — is paved with real-time operational data and analytics.
- Remote support drives a new way of working
ABB has developed an enhanced modus operandi that accelerates the detection and resolution of equipment failures at remote mine sites. Safe to Work explores the wonders of ABB Ability Remote Insights.
- An eye for (the safety of) eyes in mining
Personal Protective Equipment has been designed with the primary focus to reduce injuries. Safe to Work speaks with Australian experts about the evolution and importance of PPE in mine sites.
- Dust exposure mitigation controls for fixed and mobile plant cabins
Safe to Work speaks with LSM managing director Peter Woodford about 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.
- Miners benefit from safety-first electrical cleaning solution
When considering safety at a mine or quarry site, protecting electrical components plays an important role in preventing potential hazards for the workers. As dust and dirt build up on electrical components, it makes the maintenance tasks a challenge in the absence of a suitable cleaning solution.
- Lyons leads the way in ISO cabin standards
Airborne dust particles can cause short-term impact on mining productivity and long-term impacts on workers’ health. Safe to Work speaks to Lyons Airconditioning Services about how it combines its Australian knowledge with Sy-Klone’s global reach to lead the way in dust control.
- Mideco’s Bat Booth 2.0 supports stricter dust regime for miners
The emergence of more cases of “black lung” in New South Wales coal mine workers has stepped up pressure on the coal industry for better dust control and monitoring.
- Managing cabin dust: New standard outlines steps to improve health
With International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 23875 expected to be published in early 2021, Safe to Work provides a first look at the new standard with insight from the ISO working group chairperson Jeff Moredock.
- Super-activate water tackles finest dust particles
Global Road Technology has pioneered a dust suppression chemistry that is effective against coal dust in longwall and continuous miner operations.
- Real-time asset availability becomes an affordable goal
Ctrack demonstrates that tracking assets is a means to many ends not limited to improving safety, project control, productivity and efficiency. All of this comes with the release of the Ctrack Asset range.
- Nivek’s lift assist stand lifting safety, efficiency to new heights
With an impressive reach of 3 metres high, the all new self-propelled lift assist (LA) stand can take the existing benefits of the LA40’s reduced manual handling, postural benefits, hand protection and fatigue reduction into the tyre bay and beyond, enabling fitters to use it for wheel, tyre, rim and suspension maintenance on even the biggest of machines.
- Miners act on unacceptable dust exposures
While the focus for many has been on the reduction of dust exposure limits across Australia, experts from Australia’s leading professional association for occupational hygienists challenge the mining sector to shift its attention to the effectiveness of dust controls implemented in the workplace.
- JSG Industrial Systems: Improving equipment fire outcomes
As a frontline safety product in the mining industry, Muster fire suppression systems aim to protect operators and assets. JSG Industrial Systems reveals how the Muster product is embracing new technologies to attain safer mine operations.
- Kal Tire Ultra Repair slashes mining’s environmental footprint
Repairing damaged off-the-road tyres from mining vehicles has historically been limited to traditional repair methods with many repairable tyres often discarded to landfill. Kal Tire discusses the steps it is taking to save hundreds of tyres from going to waste.
- Kal Tire keeps the diversity wheel turning
The tyre industry has traditionally been male dominated, with female workers most commonly seen in administration roles. Kal Tire is breaking down the barriers and hiring the best workers for the job, male or female.
- Newcrest Mining crushes goals with PI System
Producing more gold isn’t just a matter of working harder. Newcrest Mining has to delve deeper underground and explore increasingly remote parts of the world to meet their goals.
- Dust control on haul roads: Using water vs binder treatment
This explainer video takes a look at the risks associated with relying on water alone to suppress dust on haul roads and the benefits of using a road management system instead
- The evolution of remote mine workers
Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group have led the emerging norm of working remotely from mine sites. Safe to Work takes a closer look at each company’s metropolitan-based operations centres.