- a2k technologies
- Anglo American
- Anthony Lynham
- black lung
- Elizabeth Gaines
- Fortescue Metals Group
- healthy workplace
- mental health
- Newmont Goldcorp Boddington
- NSW Resources Regulator
- physical distancing
- Queensland Government
- Queensland Resources Council
- Rio Tinto
- Royal Flying Doctor Service
- SafeWork NSW
- slide sledge
- smart distancing
- social distancing
- workplace safety
- Businesses pushed to prepare for ‘second wave’ of COVID-19
With state governments winding back coronavirus restrictions, many businesses, including mining companies, are being advised to implement screening measures to avoid a second-wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Fortescue flags return to normal rosters with additional screening
Fortescue Metals Group is set to reverse the changes made on its operational rosters due to COVID-19, while introducing additional screening measures and testing for workers.
- A2K Technologies helps keep mine sites open with iTWOsafe
There is no doubt the mining industry will have to adopt different practices to not only manage the current requirements of social distancing but to also manage any future global pandemics.
- BHP ramps up Jimblebar safety following injuries
BHP has temporarily paused operations at its Jimblebar iron ore mine in Western Australia to reinforce safety requirements after a number of “low-level injuries” at the site.
- QLD parliament passes 20-year jail terms for manslaughter
Mining executives will face harsher punishments for the deaths of their employees after Queensland parliament passed.
- Grosvenor accident triggers probe into underground coal mine safety
The Queensland Government has appointed a mine safety board of inquiry to investigate more than 40 methane gas incidents in Queensland’s underground coal mines since mid-2019.
- NSW coal mining to lower respirable dust exposure earlier than planned
New South Wales Government is bringing forward the new exposure standard for respirable coal dust nearly two years ahead of the national transition date.
- Diacon Australia protects against conveyors’ hazards points
Conveyor safety guard manufacturer Diacon Australia has created a system that uses high-strength plastics instead of steel to protect staff on bulk handling sites.
- The right ear protection for mine workers
Millions of Australians suffer from noise induced hearing loss, causing companies billions of dollars in damages.
- New app allows NSW workers to anonymously report safety issues
A new app launched by SafeWork NSW allows workers to anonymously report workplace health and safety issues by sending photos of unsafe practices on the site directly to SafeWork.
- NSW watchdog issues zero prohibition notices during inspections
The New South Wales Resources Regulator has found that mine operators responded to the risks of coronavirus quickly and appropriately during inspections.
- Securefix to reduce injury, effort with Slide Sledge
Securefix is now the Australian distributor for Slide Sledge after its merger with Fisher Lamco earlier this year.
- BHP operations shine through coronavirus shock: Mike Henry
BHP chief executive Mike Henry believes the company has performed at its best at some operations under COVID-19 conditions.
- QMI takes control of Grosvenor accident scene
The Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) is progressing an investigation into a gas ignition event that shut down Anglo American’s Grosvenor coal mine earlier this month.
- The dangers of going dark: Why a strong marketing presence now is key to increasing market share post-COVID
Prime Creative Media continues its Engine Room series, offering complimentary resources to companies to help navigate the COVID-19 crisis. John Murphy, CEO Prime Creative Media, offers this guide on the dangers of ‘going dark’ in times of crisis, and how to drive a strategy to maintain or even increase market share as the economy recovers.
- BHP releases new COVID-19 testing for employees
BHP has considered further coronavirus testing methods for its employees in addition to screening tools that are in place across the sites.
- Rio Tinto, RFDS to soar above Queensland during COVID-19
Rio Tinto has partnered with Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Queensland to improve emergency and remotely delivered health care services across the region.
- AMMA to equip employers with mental health assistance
Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA has launched an online program for psychological health and safety across resources workplaces.
- Anglo American investigates cause of Grosvenor accident
Anglo American has confirmed an ignition of methane took place at the Grosvenor underground coal mine in central Queensland last week.
- Newmont to ramp up operations ‘in a timely manner’
Newmont has minimised staffing levels at its operations significantly, stating that the health and safety of its people and host communities is “paramount” to the company.