- conveyor belt
- drug testing
- Kal Tire
- lung disease
- materials handling
- New Zealand
- Nivek Industries
- personal protective equipment
- pike river
- Rio Tinto
- safety culture
- Safety Mate
- Tracked elevating device
- working at heights
- 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.
- Protecting workers from respirable dust in machinery cabins and control rooms
Dust particles may be small, but they can cause big problems for the health and safety of workers at mines, quarries, landfills, ports, and in construction and demolition. Engineering controls and education are needed to make sure workers stay safe.
- Laying the foundations of Industry 4.0 with IO-Link materials handling solution
Point-to-point communication along the length of a conveyor system is no longer a technology of the future.
- Brazil disaster throws spotlight on tailings management
The mining industry suffered a shock when the Brumadinho tailings disaster occurred in Brazil in January. Safe to Work examines the response so far.
- Keeping vision protected from hazards
Mining is an industry sector where workers are at risk of eye injuries. Bollé Safety speaks to Safe to Work about the practical ways that workers and employers can stay in constant vigilance.
- Redefining cap lamps in underground environments
MineARC Systems has launched the cap lamp that has it all – reliable dual beams, superior colour rendering and a robust design. Safe to Work explores the cap lamp that breaks industry norms.
- A disposable glove like no other
Australia’s leading supplier of hand and eye protection, Safety Mate, brings unprecedented strength to the humble disposable work glove with SW Safety’s Megaman range.
- Top six safety boots for mining
The Australian Mining Industry is constantly evolving to suit the modern workforce. The major decisions are made at the top, but the men and women on the ground are the ones whose choices really matter.
- The key to dust management success
Dust management is an essential component of effective mine site maintenance. Safe to Work talks to ESS training instructor Tom Stahura to find out how it can be kept under control.
- Listen and learn: eight years after the Pike 29
A look back at the Pike River disaster in New Zealand and what the industry has learned in the years since the tragedy.
- Guardian angels: How drones make mining safer
Drone technology is becoming an increasingly common sight at mines. Safe to Work talks to three companies working in the space to discover how they help make mining safer.