- Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia
- Andrew Chaplyn
- Department of Mines
- Fortescue Metals Group
- Ian Macfarlane
- Industry Regulation and Safety
- lung disease
- mine safety
- National Group
- Newcrest Mining
- personal protective equipment
- Queensland Government
- Queensland Mines Inspectorate
- Queensland Resources Council
- Rio Tinto
- Safe Work
- Safe Work Australia
- QLD recruits additional mine inspectors
The Queensland Government has boosted the ranks of the state’s mine and quarry inspectors to 46 with four new recruits.
- Coronado stops Curragh tyre-related activities
Coronado Global Resources has suspended all tyre and wheel rim fitting activities at the Curragh mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin following an incident last week.
- RST combats dust using less water
Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST) has experienced an increase in demand for its Hi-Foam product as mining and quarrying companies look for ways to reduce water consumption.
- Blundstone steps into 150th year
Blundstone is releasing two limited edition pairs of boots this year to celebrate its 150-year milestone.
- Tips to brace for cyclone season
The cyclone season has arrived in regions of Western Australia, with mining companies urged to review their contingency plans for the term.
- Mining companies continue support of bushfire relief
Evolution Mining has joined BHP, Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals Group, Newcrest Mining and Kirkland Lake Gold in donating towards Australia’s bushfire crisis.
- FIFO workers safe after plane overruns Newman runway
A plane carrying FIFO workers has overshot the runway in Newman Airport, Western Australia upon completing its journey from Perth.
- Authorities attend Curragh mine following incident
Queensland police, the Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) and other relevant authorities have attended the Curragh coal mine near Blackwater, Queensland following an incident involving a contract worker.
- Blundstone continues focus on safety boots
The total economic cost of work-related injury in Australia is estimated to be $61.8 billion a year, according to a report released by Safe Work Australia.
- Rio Tinto to support Pilbara jobs with childcare facility
Rio Tinto is set to back the development of a childcare centre in Tom Price in the Pilbara region of Western Australia with $5 million in funding.
- Western Australia prepares for cyclone Blake
Western Australian miners in the northwest of the state are bracing for the first cyclone of the season as it is due to hit the eastern Pilbara region.
- National Group increases fleet of safety-advanced Cat dozers
National Group will deliver a second Cat D11 dozer to BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA)’s Blackwater coal operations in Queensland.
- NSW applies exemption to new silica exposure standard
Several New South Wales mines and petroleum sites are ruled out of the new respirable crystalline silica exposure standard due to a class exemption by Safe Work.
- BHP reduces Broadmeadow underground dust exposure
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance has established significantly lower dust exposure standards than regulatory requirements at the Broadmeadow underground mine in Moranbah, Queensland.
- Mining companies aid bushfire appeal
BHP and Rio Tinto are amongst mining companies that have donated to the Red Cross in support of people affected by Australia’s bushfire crisis.
- Safe Work alters workplace limit to silica exposure
Work health and safety ministers have agreed to reduce the workplace exposure standards for respirable crystalline silica as soon as practicable.
- Royal Flying Doctor Service rescues Collie man
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) retrieved 215 patients directly from mine sites across Western Australia in the 2018-19 financial year, including a heart attack sufferer working at a remote mine site.
- Community mental health service to open in Kalgoorlie
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia will be home to a 10-bed community mental health service before the end of next year.
- QLD to order stricter gas monitoring next year
The Queensland Government is set to release new health and safety regulations next year to target the danger of methane gas.
- Western Areas restarts operations after Forrestania bush fire
Western Areas has resumed operations after a lightning strike initiated a bush fire in the area of the Forrestania nickel operation in Western Australia last week.