- Shining a light on the FIFO industry
A WA parliamentary inquiry into sexual harassment against women in the FIFO mining industry aims to implement positive changes.
- Hazardous areas require ignition proof motors
Where there are combustible materials present near motorized equipment, there is the danger of explosion. An explosive atmosphere may be created by combustible particles or dust, either suspended by the surrounding air or layered on a surface area. Working with agricultural equipment, the threat of airborne contaminants and dust is constant, particularly on equipment that … Continue reading Hazardous areas require ignition proof motors
- The Speedglas Powered Air Training Academy
The Speedglas Powered Air Training Academy has launched in Australia and New Zealand to provide workplaces with a set of online video training modules to train staff in line with the suggested syllabus set out in the Australian and New Zealand Standard 1715 for workers using respiratory protective equipment.
- A breath of fresh air for welding fabrication workshops
Fabrication can be a dangerous business if proper ventilation methods are not put into place, hazards assessed, and adequate risk controls put into practice. Traditionally, fabrication workshops would allocate areas for activities such as welding, grinding, or cutting steel to small, confined spaces to prevent toxic fumes being emitted into larger spaces in the facility—but … Continue reading A breath of fresh air for welding fabrication workshops
- Safeguarding hose: How much whip can a whipcheck check?
Across heavy industry, high pressure hoses are used for containing a variety of different substances in the form of liquefied gases and compressed air. However, as BSC’s Michael Rowe explains, “Measuring the potential risk of an on-site injury occurring from a high-pressure hose is mainly a matter of measuring the frequency of their usage — … Continue reading Safeguarding hose: How much whip can a whipcheck check?
- ECU doing the research to keep miners safe
Maintaining the safety of workers is the number one priority on a mine site, and having the right procedures, software and education is crucial in ensuring every worker goes home safely.
- Removing the hazard and increasing safety
Highlighting the importance of risk elimination, Kal Tire’s Innovation Centre has released the Magnet Clamp, a solution which aims to protect tyre operators in the workplace while also improving efficiency.
- Increasing hydraulic uptime for the mining industry
With a long history spanning three generations, BOA Hydraulics has transformed and evolved to become one of the fastest growing hydraulic companies, providing a turn-key hydraulic hose repair and maintenance solution to those working around heavy machinery.
- Golden opportunity or a cage with gold bars?
After almost two years of workplaces operating during a global pandemic, the Gold Industry Group’s Great Diversity Debate tackles the positives and negatives of working from home.
- Environmentally sensitive spill solutions
A chemical spill requires an adequate and appropriate response in order to protect sensitive environments and prevent pollution from spreading to nearby water and air sources. Developing an effective emergency spill response plan is an essential Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirement for mine site operators, particularly those who are handling mobile equipment, according to … Continue reading Environmentally sensitive spill solutions
- MikroPul dusting off for safety
Nederman MikroPul is a leader in the air pollution control industry, with its broad range of dust collection systems and filtration solutions launching it as a global powerhouse.
- Diacon advancing safety in 2022
Diacon Australia is revolutionising the conveyor guard industry, with its plastic mesh conveyor guarding providing a safer alternative to steel guarding that will outlast and outperform.
- A Titan of tyre maintenance
While many companies continue to struggle during the global COVID-19 pandemic, Nordic Minesteel Technologies’ subsidiary Specialized Maintenance Equipment (SME), has used this time to boost its service and maintenance solutions using remote access.
- Charging towards better battery operations
With a global shift towards decarbonisation, original equipment manufacturer Epiroc is at the forefront of providing battery electric solutions for the mining and resources industry.
- What you must consider when purchasing a workbench
There are several factors you should consider when purchasing an industrial workbench.
- Mining’s criminal curveball
While they make up a small proportion of mine site incidents, deliberately lit fires are just as deadly as any other safety incursion and must be met with the same urgency.
- Containing COVID-19 spread at mine rescue contests
Rescue teams are a necessity to keep workers safe on a mine site. But what happens when a global pandemic threatens to prevent these teams from fulfilling their regulatory obligations?
- Vocus helps remote workers stay connected
With 30,000 kilometres of high-capacity terrestrial fibre between all mainland capitals and regional centres in Australia, the need for mining companies to move to remote operations has driven high demand for Vocus’ services.
- How to automate fatigue risk management systems
FatigueTech is the easiest way to implement, monitor and manage a workplace fatigue risk management system.
- Safety the key to Pike River recovery
International Mines Rescue Body Conference 2021 key speaker Dinghy Pattinson shares the complex challenges of one of the biggest mines recovery events in recent years.