- andrew mackenzie
- Anglo American
- corporate culture
- Gina Rinehart
- Iron Ore
- Jean-Sebastien Jacques
- Minerals Council of Australia
- Olympic Dam
- Rio Tinto
- Roy Hill
- Safe Work Australia
- tailings dam
- underground drill
- underground mining
- Western Australia
- workforce management
- Vale disaster highlights importance of tailings dam safety
Brazilian iron ore major Vale’s latest tailings dam disaster at the Córrego de Feijão mine near Brumadinho in Minas Gerais has placed a spotlight on the importance of tailings dam safety.
- Thiess Mt Owen team boosts productivity from the inside out
In aligning the Mt Owen coal mine with NSW Minerals Council ‘Reshape’ vision, one team member shed 59 kilograms in one year.
- Micromine to advance automation using artificial intelligence
MICROMINE is launching new underground performance software that bolsters machinery efficiency and safety as part of its Pitram solution in early 2019.
- Regular standard and procedure review leads to safety success
Keeping company standards and procedures up to date with industry standards is a key part of operational success, according to White Dog International director Wesley Dobbin.
- Airobotics achieves significant safety milestone for autonomous drones
Airobotics has become the first company to receive approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for operation of automated multi-rotor drones at sites in Australia without the need for an aircrew. The approval from CASA, Australia’s premier aviation body, represents a vote of confidence for the Israeli drone company from a safety perspective. It … Continue reading Airobotics achieves significant safety milestone for autonomous drones
- Reversing the leading vehicle activity of WA incidents
A recent report by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) found that reversing was the primary vehicle activity that accounted for the largest number of collisions in Western Australia’s mining industry.
- Epiroc worker discusses what inspires her
Epiroc believes in employing workers from diverse backgrounds in order to inspire innovative solutions and new ideas. The company creates a work environment that demonstrates its core values of innovation, collaboration and commitment for its people to work in. This is instilled by employees taking ownership of their own development and careers with the support from their leaders. Epiroc believes … Continue reading Epiroc worker discusses what inspires her
- Trends in workplace culture in 2019
According to coaching firm Corporate Edge, workplaces across every industry are becoming more and more aware of the importance culture plays in organisational success.
- Queensland forms mine safety partnership with India
The Queensland Government and the Government of India have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop mine safety management plans.
- Sandvik delivers safer drilling with automation enhancements
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has rolled out automation upgrades for its 400i series drills, DD422i and DD422iE, to deliver 24/7 underground drilling in a safer manner.
- Soft tissue health a top priority for reducing LTIs
A physical trainer, noted for helping FIFO workers with fitness and weight reduction plans, believes soft tissue health is the “key focus” to reducing total recorded injury frequency rates (TRIFR) among miners in Western Australia. Cam Wild, director of FIFO-focused Fifo Fit, said poor soft tissue health and excessive weight were being overlooked in risk assessments. Wild cited government statistics that found … Continue reading Soft tissue health a top priority for reducing LTIs
- Weir Minerals improves safety with automated adjustment systems
The wear rate of a slurry pump’s throatbush has a major impact in the overall efficiency of slurry pumps. However, these adjustments are often performed while the pump is operating in order to avoid impacting the plant’s production.
- Automation to bring great benefits to employment
The benefits of mine digitisation on the workforce are more positive than some people might have realised, considering the removal of work conditions associated with fly-in fly-out (FIFO) work.
- Rio Tinto set for safety benefits as autonomous trains roll out
Rio Tinto has successfully deployed its first automated heavy-haul long distance rail network, AutoHaul, after completing its first run in July last year.
- KCGM announces safety award winners with grant
KCGM has awarded the Komatsu team, the process maintenance team and the Mt. Charlotte underground mine team for their safety innovation ideas with a safety donation.
- BMA restarts Saraji operations after worker incident
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has slowly resumed its operations at the Saraji coal mine in the Bowen Basin, Queensland following a tragic incident on New Year’s Eve.
- New Acland mine calls for greater mental health awareness
New Acland mine in Queensland, in partnership with Lifeline Darling Downs has raised funds to heighten community’s awareness on the importance of mental health and wellbeing.
- Scania trials autonomous truck at Dampier Salt
Rio Tinto is working with Scania to make the Dampier Salt operation in Western Australia a safer environment by testing an autonomous transport system.
- Rio Tinto train to travel past asbestos-rich district with caution
Rio Tinto has put up precautionary measures for the construction of Koodaideri rail line, as it runs through the Wittenoom asbestos management area in the remote Pilbara.
- Sandvik advances battery electric solutions for future mines
Sandvik is working with several major mining houses to further the development of battery electric solutions for hard rock mining operations.