- Centennial Coal
- diesel particulate
- domestic violence
- Elizabeth Gaines
- FIFO workers
- Fortescue Metals Group
- hearing protection
- heat stress
- heat stroke
- International Organisation for Standardisation
- Minerals Council of Australia
- mine safety
- New South Wales Resources Regulator
- pacific ears
- Port Hedland
- Queensland Mines Inspectorate
- refuge chamber
- road safety
- safety glasses
- Tania Constable
- Whitehaven Coal
- White Ribbon
- Improved biosecurity opens Pilbara to the world
The Pilbara Ports Authority can now permit containerised cargo to enter Australia via the port of Port Hedland in Western Australia, thanks to a biosecurity certification update.
- South32 listed among Australia’s best workplaces for dads
South32 is the only resources company to feature in HBF’s top 20 best Australian workplaces for new fathers in 2020.
- Harvest, Iristick to trial smarter safety glasses
Safety glasses are on the precipice of heightened technology advancement, with ASX-listed Harvest Technology Group and Belgium’s Iristick joining forces to trial industrial smart glasses.
- New standard released for COVID-19 work protocols
Mining companies will start 2021 under a new International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standard, ISO/PAS (publicly available specification) 45005, to ensure safe operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- QLD FIFO work on hold under new restrictions
Non-essential fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) travel in Queensland’s resources sector will be limited until January 22 despite a 72-hour lockdown being lifted in Greater Brisbane.
- WA miners brace for extreme temperatures
WorkSafe Western Australia has cautioned employees against the risk of heat stress, or the more serious heat stroke, as the state prepares for temperatures of 43 degrees Celsius.
- NSW Regulator warns against plant maintenance hazard
A contract maintenance worker has sustained injuries after a workplace accident at Graymont’s Attunga open cut limestone mine near Tamworth, New South Wales.
- Pacific Ears ushers in a sound new year
A great new year’s resolution to add to one’s list would be to protect their hearing in 2021 with the best protection possible: custom made hearing plugs from Pacific Ears.
- QLD miners prepare for ex-Tropical Cyclone Imogen
Northern Queensland miners are bracing for challenging conditions over the next few days as ex-Tropical Cyclone Imogen brings high rainfall activity across the Sunshine State.
- FIFO workers celebrate Christmas with families at site
Fortescue Metals Group and Mineral Resources helped their fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers get in the Christmas spirit last month by flying their families to site for the day.
- Sandvik to purchase DSI Underground in 10-figure deal
Sandvik is set to acquire Munich-headquartered underground mining solutions provider DSI Underground for €943 million ($1.5 billion).
- Lightning strike sparks tyre explosion
Mining companies have been urged to review their severe weather and lightning triggered action response plans (TARPS) after a tyre explosion occurred at a Queensland coal mine.
- NSW adamant to keep dust exposure low
The New South Wales Resources Regulator has updated its key compliance priorities for the first half of 2021, while retaining respirable dust as one of its targets.
- BHP to invest $45m in Pilbara roads safety
BHP has joined forces with the Australian and Western Australian governments to improve road and rail safety in the Pilbara region.
- Sandvik adds evacuation mode to OptiMine
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has enhanced its OptiMine platform with evacuation mode to help lead people to rescue chambers safely.
- Westgold employees return to work following Big Bell accident
Westgold Resources is providing all employees at the Big Bell gold mine in Western Australia, including its Minterra contract workers, with counselling following an accident last week.
- Victoria to host impact testing facility
Monash University is leading the launch of a national drop weight impact testing facility in Melbourne, Victoria to boost the structural safety of high-risk infrastructure.
- Whitehaven wins haul road court case
The New South Wales Supreme Court has ruled that Whitehaven Coal is not liable for failing to identify a soft spot on a haul road at the Werris Creek mine where a driver was injured.
- Fortescue joins fight against domestic violence
Fortescue Metals Group has earned a White Ribbon Australia accreditation, marking it as a safe and respectful workplace against violence towards women.
- Centennial to improve training following Springvale accident
Centennial Coal has committed to updating its underground safety communication plan at the Springvale Colliery in New South Wales to provide a clearer line of responsibility for employees.