- BHP Billiton
- BHP Train
- black lung
- carbon emission
- domestic violence
- electric mine
- Fly in fly out
- Fortescue Metals Group
- gold mine
- Haul Trucks
- Iron Ore
- JS Jacques
- lighting technology
- mental health
- mine accident
- mobile equipment
- pike river
- Queensland Government
- remote workers
- Renewable Energy
- Rio Tinto
- Roy Hill
- Solar Energy
- Train derailment
- BHP delivers safer tyre handling system to Saraji
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Saraji mine in Central Queensland has made a commitment to the site leadership team to challenge their existing mindset around tyre handlers.
- WA to develop new climate change policy
The Western Australian Government will release a new climate change policy that takes into account advances in climate science and national policy changes for the state.
- Bullying, burnout in line for change among FIFO workers
Rates of psychological distress, workplace bullying and burnout were found significantly higher among fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers than their non-FIFO counterparts, one of Australia’s most comprehensive FIFO research studies has shown.
- Dust diseases clinic offers free screening services
A dust diseases clinic is now open on Pitt Street to provide medical access for NSW workers impacted by exposure to hazardous materials such as asbestos and silica.
- New laws promote workplace flexibility
The Fair Work Commission has introduced important changes to flexible work that will affect millions of workers across all industries.
- Rio Tinto to invest $3.5bn in ‘most technologically advanced’ mine
Rio Tinto has approved a $US2.6 billion ($3.5 billion) investment in its new iron ore production hub Koodaideri in the Pilbara in Western Australia.
- Dual-fuel hybrid truck captures global attention
New Hope Group’s New Acland mine in Queensland was a breeding ground of the latest innovative technology – the dual-fuel hybrid truck technology.
- Rio Tinto, QAL boosts funding for safer mine waste management
Rio Tinto and Queensland Aumina have committed almost $500,000 in funding to the University of Queensland (UQ) to help promote safer management of mine waste.
- Government, mining companies fight against domestic violence
Fortescue Metals Group has joined the annual White Ribbon Day march in taking a stance against domestic violence in Australia.
- Newcrest unleashes collision avoidance technology across operations
Newcrest Mining is rolling out proximity detection technology across its wider operations after successfully deploying it at the Telfer gold open pit in Western Australia 12 months ago.
- BHP finds brake failure as cause of train derailment
BHP’s preliminary internal investigation has found that the derailment of its iron ore freight train in the Pilbara earlier this month was caused by a brake failure, said BHP Western Australian Iron Ore asset president Edgar Basto.
- QLD resources companies to pay for restoration of mine sites
The Queensland Government has presented options for residual risk management of mine sites following the passing of new mine rehabilitation laws.
- Safety, training, production optimisation in heavy industry
Safety performance does not have to come at the expense of profitability when mine sites experience a reduction of incidents and downtime. Instead, profitability can be improved when safety, training and production are optimised.
- NZ Government proceeds to re-enter Pike River mine
The New Zealand Government has chosen to re-enter the Pike River mine drift via the “simplest and safest plan”, eight years since multiple explosions resulted in 29 fatalities on November 19 2010.
- Cat autonomous trucks complete one billion tonnes hauled with no LTIs
Caterpillar’s fleet of MineStar Command-enabled autonomous mine trucks has passed the one billion tonnes hauled mark without a single lost time injury (LTI). “No lost time injuries have been attributed to Cat autonomous haulage,” Caterpillar Mining Technology product manager Sean McGinnis said. “Command for hauling has demonstrated how it enhances safety by eliminating truck operating … Continue reading Cat autonomous trucks complete one billion tonnes hauled with no LTIs
- BHP introduces mine rehabilitation, safety efforts to local regions
BHP in putting health and safety first has joined forces with Rocky Mountain Institute and Pattern Development to repurpose closed mine sites for renewable energy production.
- How Roy Hill embraces smart mining
Roy Hill began automating their drills in April 2017, and since then has a fleet of nine drills that have been retrofitted with automation.
- Guideline for safe autonomous equipment in development
Autonomous equipment will receive a clear regulation that defines its minimum safety standards in the form of a new guideline, jointly developed by industry players such as Rio Tinto.
- Goldcorp to develop all-electric gold mine at Borden
Goldcorp is set to replace all its diesel mobile equipment at the Borden project with electric vehicles to derive health and safety, environmental and economic benefits.
- BHP to focus on rail upgrades following runaway train
BHP chief executive officer Andrew Mackenzie says the company will continue to invest in its rail structure in light of Monday’s derailment of an iron ore train in the Pilbara, Western Australia.