- alcohol testing
- drug testing
- electric vehicle
- Iron Ore
- lung disease
- mine safety
- New South Wales
- NSW Resources Regulator
- Resources Regulator
- Rio Tinto
- Rockwell Automation
- skin cancer
- Skin patrol
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- Electrification gains priority on mining agenda
A growing number of companies globally are looking to electrify their mines as an attractive way to reduce costs, improve energy efficiency and steward their licence to operate. Mine electrification is increasingly viewed as a solution to reduce the steady increase of energy costs, which make up one-third of a mining company’s total cost base, … Continue reading Electrification gains priority on mining agenda
- BHP declares ‘early wins’ on the back of automation
BHP has implemented “transformational” technologies that drive safer operations across its Western Australian mine sites, including the Jimblebar and Yandi mines in the Pilbara.
- Queensland safety inspections get slap on the wrist
Queensland Government figures have revealed the state has slashed the number of mine inspections by 400 in the past four years.
- NSW mines improve compliance rates in 2019
The New South Wales Resources Regulator have completed 112 unannounced inspections at coal, metalliferous and quarrying operations across the state.
- Queensland takes action following string of mining accidents
NRW subsidiary Golding has restarted operations at the Baralaba North coal mine in Queensland, following a fatal incident at the site over a week ago.
- Educating miners on skin cancer and preventative healthcare
Australia has the highest levels of skin cancer in the world, with two in three people diagnosed in their life time.
- Workplace alcohol and drug testing increases compliance
Australian businesses are losing an estimated $6 billion annually due to substance use related productivity issues.
- QLD wraps up safety crisis talks following Baralaba incident
The Queensland Government and resources industry has held an urgent meeting on the mining sector’s safety performance in the wake of four fatal incidents this year.
- OZ Minerals, Rex sign South Australia’s code of conduct
OZ Minerals and Rex Minerals have committed to sustainable development in South Australia by being signatories to the state’s code of conduct.
- Australian-first dust disease register arrives in Queensland
The Queensland Government has introduced Australia’s first dust-related disease register in an effort to provide better workplace health and safety protection to workers.
- Peabody re-enters North Goonyella mine following fire
Peabody Energy has started re-entering Zone One of the North Goonyella mine in Moranbah, Queensland, following its “spontaneous combustion event” last year.
- Fortescue creates original safety systems across iron ore sites
Fortescue Metals Group’s maintenance team has developed a system for dump trucks servicing at the Cloudbreak operations in Western Australia.
- Rockwell Automation builds Silicon Valley EV centre for automakers
Rockwell Automation has opened an 8000 square foot electric vehicle (EV) innovation centre in San Jose, California, within its information solutions development facility.
- Palloys first ‘responsible’ gold jewellery manufacturer in Australia
Palloys and ABC Refinery have provided assurance for consumers by adopting responsible sourcing and sustainability practices.
- Whitehaven Coal advances $1bn Winchester South expansion
Whitehaven Coal has again found favour with the Queensland state government and hit a milestone at the proposed $1 billion Winchester South mine in the Bowen Basin.
- Newcrest boosts safety with PNG’s first 4G network
Newcrest Mining, in collaboration with Telstra Mining Services, has delivered Papua New Guinea’s first private 4G long-term evolution (LTE) mobile network to the Lihir gold mine.
- CSIRO brings cyanide-free gold recovery technology to market
CSIRO has transferred its cyanide-free gold production technology to Australian company Clean Mining on the first gold pour last year.
- Renewable future gains momentum across Australia
A number of mining majors, including Fortescue Metals Group, BHP, Rio Tinto and South32, got together in the Hydrogens and Mines Summit in Western Australia to explore opportunities presented by renewable hydrogen.
- Mine safety, Great Barrier Reef winners of Queensland budget
The Queensland Government is focusing on mine safety and protection of the Great Barrier Reef in its natural resources, mines and energy budget this year.
- NSW mines regulator gets set for compliance rampage
The NSW Resources Regulator will conduct a state-wide compliance blitz this week, targeting more than 100 mine sites.