- Australian government
- conveyor belt
- COVID-19 vaccine
- dust suppression
- Dyno Nobel
- Fenner Dunlop
- Mark McGowan
- mental health
- METS Ignited
- Minerals Council of Australia
- mine safety
- mining safety
- Newcrest Mining
- Oz Minerals
- Queensland Government
- Rio Tinto
- Roger Cook
- sexual harassment
- Tania Constable
- virtual reality
- Western Australian government
- Whitehaven Coal
- women in mining
- Mideco’s Bat Booths are now effectively combatting dust in Ecuador
Mideco’s industrial dust collection products are used in a wide range of industries worldwide.
- Mining industry backs annual R U OK? Day
Mining agencies and companies have highlighted the importance of addressing mental health in the workplace as part of national R U OK? Day.
- Investigations into Prominent Hill accident continue
Operations at the Prominent Hill mine in South Australia have resumed following suspension last week due to an incident involving a Byrnecut employee working underground at the OZ Minerals site.
- All Qld resource industries to take part in safety resets
Resource workers across Queensland are participating in site safety resets over the coming months.
- JESI software offers mining a COVID Safe Commute Plan
New software will enable mining workers to digitally log their journeys to and from any geographic location, improving the communication and tracking of employees in the industry.
- Fibre optic research to make resource extraction safer
Researchers from Curtin University in Western Australia are working on technology that will improve the safety of resource extraction in the mining industry.
- Rio Tinto and WesTrac celebrate autonomous training partnership
Rio Tinto is one step closer to its autonomous goal at the Gudai-Darri mine in the Pilbara following a milestone in its partnership with WesTrac at the Technology Training Centre in Collie
- Mine safety initiatives receive Federal funding support
Three mining safety projects have received funding from the Federal Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) initiative.
- IGO records 22 per cent injury decrease in past year
IGO reported a 13.2 total reportable injury frequency rate (TRIFR) for the 2021 financial year, down from 16.9 the year before.
- Respect@Work reforms to stamp out sexual harassment
The mining industry now has a dedicated framework to eliminate sexual harassment once and for all, with the Australian Government passing the Respect@Work reforms.
- New Dyno Nobel technology improves blasting safety
Dyno Nobel’s CyberDet I and BlastWeb technology aim to eliminate human presence in hazardous underground mining environments, optimising operational safety.
- The Magneto-EX robot: a new safety device arrives
Nexxis have emerged with their new Magneto-EX robot, a dexterous new device that can complete area inspections in spaces where humans shouldn’t go.
- Rio Tinto shines light on sexual harassment concerns
Rio Tinto has taken its stand against sexual harassment, filing a submission to the Community Development and Justice Standing Committee’s Inquiry into Sexual Harassment Against Women in the FIFO Mining Industry.
- Hazard hunt helps Fenner Dunlop hit plant record
Conveyor belt company Fenner Dunlop has recorded 365 days injury free at its West Footscray manufacturing plant.
- Whitehaven sites register injury-free milestones
Whitehaven Coal has seen a positive increase across several key safety indicators as part of its 2021 sustainability report released last week.
- BHP road and rail funding puts safety first
BHP and the Western Australia Government have launched the first stage of major road and rail works in the Pilbara region to provide better safety to the local community and mining sector.
- ETU report recommends greater accessibility for women
A new report suggests women’s amenities should be compulsory at Australian work sites in order to boost female participation in male-dominated occupational industries, inclusive of mining.
- Sepura’s new AutoMate innovation to prevent injuries
Sepura has launched AutoMate, a new application set to improve both operational performance and staff safety at mining sites. By enabling TETRA radio automation through geofencing and situational triggers, AutoMate is functional, fast and efficient, optimising communication and data sharing between control-room staff and those in the field. With a flexible set up, AutoMate can … Continue reading Sepura’s new AutoMate innovation to prevent injuries
- Project HALO to make safer rock scaling a reality
A new creation using robotics and virtual reality (VR) technology is being developed that will make rock scaling operations safer in the mining industry. Project HALO (High Access Localised Operations) is a robotic system with high-level autonomy that can complete the process of rock scaling in place of a human – an innovation that’s set … Continue reading Project HALO to make safer rock scaling a reality
- WA Government to trial FIFO worker vaccine plan
Fly-in-fly-out workers will soon be able to get their COVID-19 vaccination at Perth Airport following an industry-first partnership between Rio Tinto and the Western Australia Government.