- Anglo American
- Artificial Intelligence
- Fortescue Metals Group
- lung disease
- METS Ignited
- Prospect Awards
- Queensland safety
- return to work
- Rio Tinto
- Roy Hill
- safety reset
- Safe Work Australia
- virtual reality
- Western Australia
- EV technology research aims to reduce carbon emissions
University of Queensland (UQ) e-mobility researcher Jake Whitehead plans to build on Australia’s existing mining expertise with his electric vehicle (EV) technology research.
- Queensland takes action following pneumoconiosis resurgence
The Queensland Government will set up an independent safety and health regulator statutory body following parliamentary recommendations into coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.
- BMA drives equipment safety with original invention
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA)’s Saraji team has invented an alternative way of pulling mobile equipment across the mining industry to reduce a manual handling risk.
- Mining employers urged to jump on single touch payroll
The Australian Taxation Office has advised small employers in the mining and engineering industries to get ready for Single Touch Payroll (STP) ahead of its start date on September 30.
- Queensland safety reset edges closer to completion
The Queensland safety reset has officially reached 96 per cent of the state’s mine and quarry workforce despite the deadline being at the end of August.
- South32 resumes NSW coal operations following safety emergency
South32 has temporarily suspended its operations at the Appin and Dendrobium metallurgical coal mines in New South Wales due to a safety issue over mining equipment.
- BHP enhances mine safety with Dyno Nobel alliance
BHP will partner with explosives supplier Dyno Nobel, to invest in a blast technology research program to improve safety and productivity across its Australian operations.
- Future of mining to benefit from $12.5m national research centre
Australia will see a $12.5 million national mining research and training centre led by the University of Adelaide to bolster the country’s future mining operations.
- BHP lines up future employees through ‘School of Rock’ program
BHP has launched a training program “The School of Rock” at its Olympic Dam site in South Australia, which is dedicated to training people without mining experience.
- Western Australia cracks down on worker safety
Western Australia has launched a $12.9 million initiative to protect workers through new workplace safety laws and safety initiatives.
- Queensland safety reset clock ticks towards deadline
A safety reset across Queensland’s mines and quarries has reached the home stretch, with safety sessions mandated for completion in the workplace by the end of August.
- The mining industry descends on Sydney for AIMEX
Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) will hold its 2019 edition at the Sydney Showgrounds from Tuesday August 27 to Thursday August 29, starting at 10am each day.
- Last call – nominate for Prospect Awards
The Australian Mining Prospect Awards will take place in Brisbane for the first time in 2019 to recognise the mining industry’s biggest night of the year. On Thursday October 10, the 16thedition of the awards will take place at Moda Events to recognise and reward excellence and innovation across the mining and minerals processing industry. While the … Continue reading Last call – nominate for Prospect Awards
- Anglo American scores $2m win for QLD mine safety
Anglo American will purchase a $2 million winder, a mobile truck-mounted emergency egress system, to assist rescue crews in the event miners are trapped underground. The company will wholly fund the purchase for the Queensland Mines Rescue Service (QMRS) to use across the Queensland mining industry. Anglo American chief executive of metallurgical coal business Tyler … Continue reading Anglo American scores $2m win for QLD mine safety
- QLD looks to knock out silicosis
WorkCover Queensland has engaged Monash University and the University of Illinois to research best practices that support workers diagnosed with silicosis.
- Western Australia puts up new standards for mine rehabilitation
Western Australia has introduced a guidance to help deliver better rehabilitation of mine sites, which saw the support in funding by mining companies such as BHP, Rio Tinto and South32.
- Scania elevates truck through Safetech partnership
Scania and Safetech have joined forces to deliver a custom elevated work platform (EWP), designed to reach high places safely and efficiently.
- WA to install seismometers in response to earthquake
An Australian National University (ANU) led team will install a network of 25 seismometers in Western Australia to record tremors caused by local and distant earthquakes.
- Lithium Australia successfully recycles lithium from batteries
Lithium Australia is recovering lithium from spent lithium-ion batteries (LIB), providing a sustainable solution for batteries sent to landfill.
- Weir Minerals pushes lifting game to another level
Weir Minerals has designed specialised lifting tools for safer maintenance of slurry pump parts in response to the progressively increasing equipment size.