- Footwear design improves worker safety
Product innovation has improved the safety of workers, particularly now products are designed to be more comfortable, easier to fit and more job specific.
- Machinery innovation aims to enhance underground environment
International equipment manufacturers and Australian companies alike are showing their commitment to changing the underground mining environment.
- Ctrack boosts drivers safety with latest technology
With the mining sector consistently working to improve safety in the industry, telematics can play a key role in reducing risk for drivers on site.
- Four things lithium miners should look for when selecting a tech partner
As the world creates modern renewable energy storage solutions, adopts more portable electronics and continues the conversion of fuelled vehicles to electric vehicles, the global demand for lithium-ion batteries will continue to surge.
- Sector leaders weigh in on mining prospects
Now in its sixteenth year, the Australian Mining Prospect Awards evening is considered the Oscars of the Australian mining industry.
- The importance of safe material and equipment storage
Materials need to be stored and organised safely on-site to minimise the risks of potentially life-threatening incidents. Storage racks and shelving can potentially store multiple tonnes of materials or equipment. Unsafe and uncertified storage could be significantly overloaded for its specifications, potentially placing operators and workers in the line-of-fire. Ensuring the use of certified and … Continue reading The importance of safe material and equipment storage
- 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.
- Ink and the lurking malignant melanoma
The popularity of “ink” or tattoos has skyrocketed in modern society. The simple tattoo of the past has been replaced by a new found art form with whole body parts tattooed.
- Advantages and disadvantages of drug testing in the workplace
Workplace drug testing has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Knowing these can help both employees and employers understand the importance of drug testing in the workplace.
- TBC introduces new dust suppression block
TBC Distribution is launching a new dust suppression solution set to revolutionise the mining industry.
- Technology: Is it now a way of mining?
Technology is embraced as a new way of mining as much as it is a new way of life. Safe to Work speaks with mining experts in Australia and Sweden to get a closer look on how it’s been integrated.
- Working with mental health: How businesses can help
Creating a workplace culture that understands and supports the mental health of workers can result in a happier, more productive workforce.
- Scania elevates truck through Safetech partnership
Scania and Safetech have joined forces to deliver a custom elevated work platform (EWP), designed to reach high places safely and efficiently.
- 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.
- 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.