- Anglo American
- climate change
- Fly in fly out
- Grosvenor coal mine
- Industry 4.0
- Kal Tire
- mining safety
- NSW Resources Regulator
- Royal Flying Doctor Service
- Safe Work
- underground mining
- University of Queensland
- Sandvik enhances safety with employee training
Sandvik employees have signed up for a vocational training course to boost their digital and networking skills to enhance safety across manufacturing and engineering.
- Consultation from the outset key to tailings management: ICMM, UN
The International Council on Mining and Minerals (ICMM) and the United Nations (UN) have highlighted the importance of greater consultation as a key to managing mine tailings safely.
- Whitehaven commits to $800,000 undertaking to enhance safety
Whitehaven Coal has pledged $803,613 in undertakings to fund safety projects in support of mental health initiatives and the provision of lifesaving equipment.
- Mining flights see dramatic decrease in accidents
The Flight Safety Foundation has helped to reduce the risk of aircraft accidents in the global onshore resources sector, with contract aviation accidents already on a downward trend.
- BHP to recycle tyres from coal sites
BHP is set to partner with Novum Energy to recycle mining truck tyres for the first time in Australia.
- Pandemic sways mining concerns
Australian miners have revealed climate change and natural disasters as two of their key concerns in KPMG’s latest mining risk report.
- COVID-19 emerges as National Safe Work Month focus
Safe Work Australia has announced COVID-19 as the theme of its National Safe Work Month campaign in October.
- Goldfields mental health facility on track for opening
A 10-bed community mental health step up-step down service in the Goldfields, Western Australia is set to open in early 2021.
- Grosvenor mine to resume operations in 2021
Anglo American is anticipating a safe restart of the Grosvenor coal mine in Queensland for the second half of next year.
- Newcrest seeks safe blasting solutions
Newcrest Mining is welcoming novel approaches to improve safety during blasting operations at the Lihir gold mine in Papua New Guinea.
- BHP assists RFDS in flying hundreds of COVID-19 patients
BHP has helped the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) to transport more than 100 coronavirus patients across Western Australia, having provided the organisation with a $2 million donation.
- Resources Regulator maps out mining health, safety risks
The NSW Resources Regulator has released a list of compliance priorities to improve safety in the mining, extractive and petroleum industries.
- Sandvik pushes autonomous mining envelope with robotics partnership
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has partnered with robotics company Exyn Technology to develop autonomous underground mining solutions that improve the safety of workers.
- Health policies major factor in employer attractiveness: FlexCareers
Employee hygiene, physical and mental health and overall wellness are set to escalate in importance following the coronavirus pandemic.
- Glencore assists in fast-tracking COVID-19 vaccine
Glencore has helped slash the timeframe to a COVID-19 vaccine by providing $725,000 to the University of Queensland for clinical trials.
- Anglo American to invest in longwall automation
Anglo American is considering longwall automation as a way to improve safety at the Grosvenor coal mine in Queensland.
- Hitachi advances development of autonomous ultra-large excavators
Hitachi Construction Machinery will roll out verification tests to develop autonomous ultra-large hydraulic excavators in Australia next year.
- Saracen, DMIRS to probe Carosue Dam accident
Saracen Mineral Holdings will be investigating a fatal accident at the Dervish mine in its Carosue Dam operations in Western Australia.
- Fitzroy Australia encounters gas ignition incident at Carborough Downs
Fitzroy Australia Resources has confirmed that an ignition of methane gas occurred at its Carborough Downs coal mine in central Queensland.
- Vale boosts safety with Epiroc battery agreement
Epiroc has inked a deal with Vale to supply its batteries as a service (BaaS) agreement, eliminating the risks surrounding battery installation and removal on mine sites.