- a2k technologies
- Anglo American
- Anthony Lynham
- black lung
- Elizabeth Gaines
- Fortescue Metals Group
- healthy workplace
- mental health
- Newmont Goldcorp Boddington
- NSW Resources Regulator
- physical distancing
- Queensland Government
- Queensland Resources Council
- Rio Tinto
- Royal Flying Doctor Service
- SafeWork NSW
- slide sledge
- smart distancing
- social distancing
- workplace safety
- Hummingbird Electronics takes the lead in machine safety solution
Innovation in the mining sector isn’t as simple as making a product and releasing it. It is conceived from an idea or an issue, developed to a product stage and marketed to a larger audience to build a business.
- Rio Tinto, Alcoa to build $198m environmental research and development facility
Rio Tinto has partnered with Alcoa to commercialise a breakthrough technology that will eliminate all direct greenhouse gases from the traditional aluminium smelting process by 2024.
- Immersive Technologies recognises Peabody, Codelco for business improvement
Codelco and Peabody’s use of simulation to improve operational safety and efficiency in their mine sites have crowned them the winners of Immersive Technologies’ Global Business Improvement Award 2018.
- Western Australia to receive new FIFO mental health code
In an Australian first, the Western Australian Government has launched a code of practice that focuses on promoting and maintaining mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in, fly-out workers in the resources sector.
- Queensland mining roads to receive over $730m in upgrades
North Queensland will benefit from a $730 investment on road upgrades that will help efficiently connect mining regions to transport hubs.
- Cyclone Veronica leads to operational issues for BHP, Rio Tinto
A cyclone that made landfall at the northwest coast of Western Australia over the March 23-24 weekend has caused shipping issues for Tier 1 miners such as BHP and Rio Tinto.
- Vale fails safety certification for 17 dams and dikes
Iron ore miner Vale said external auditors have refused to renew stability certificates for its 13 dams and four dikes in Brazil following another tailings dam collapse at its Brumadinho mine in Minas Gerais in January this year.
- Decline in miners’ lung function could indicate disease
Miners suffer from an increased decline in lung function every year compared to the general population, despite measured concentrates of dust and gases such as silica and diesel exhaust at below occupational standards.
- Rio Tinto, WA State Library improves literacy of 600,000 families
Rio Tinto and the State Library of Western Australia are recipients of the Western Australian Pinnacle Award for their 15-year partnership in improving literacy rates in the state.
- Improving conveyor safety by minimising dust exposure
Martin Engineering has stressed the requirement to control fugitive material associated with conveyors for improved safety and productivity.
- Cyclones lead to mining shutdowns in Australia’s north
Two powerful cyclones that hit the Australian coast over the weekend have resulted in several suspensions of mining operations and public evacuations.
- WA Government to close ex-mining town
The ex-mining town of Wittenoom, which inhabits a highly contaminated area filled with blue asbestos, is to finally be closed by the Western Australian Government.
- Arthritis treatment receives Australian stamp of approval
The Australian Government has listed the psoriatic arthritis treatment Taltz (chemically known as ixekizumbab) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
- GMG completes infrastructure guideline for underground comms
The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has extended its guideline for underground mine communications to include best practices within mining environments.
- BHP crew stops wrong train in derailment incident
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released a detailed timeline of the events that led to the derailment of a runaway BHP iron ore train in the Pilbara last November.
- Anglo American prioritises engagement with local Queenslanders
Anglo American has released its social investment priorities for the next three years for the regions where it operates in Central Queensland. Two common priority areas across all of Anglo American’s operations from 2019 to 2021 are community engagement and well-being. The findings reflect the views of community members consulted about the positive and negative … Continue reading Anglo American prioritises engagement with local Queenslanders
- Tips to navigate a successful leadership transition
A transition from a technical role to a leadership role requires more energy to be focused on people and strategy instead of implementation and execution, according to culture firm Corporate Edge.
- Australian company launches satellite tech for tailings monitoring
Tech start-up Otus has developed a system that can monitor potential safety issues at mine site tailings dams.
- BHP bolsters flexible work across operations
BHP states the race is on for a gender-balanced boardroom, and importantly, a gender-balance of employees.
- Mining companies urged to manage exposure to diesel fumes
Exposure to high levels of diesel fumes could well be the next biggest occupational health threat since asbestos, hydraulic engineer Norm Mathers said.