- alcohol testing
- drug testing
- Fly in fly out
- Ian Macfarlane
- lung disease
- Minerals Council of Australia
- mine safety
- New South Wales
- NSW Resources Regulator
- Queensland safety
- Rio Tinto
- skin cancer
- Skin patrol
- South Australia
- Weir Minerals
- Western Australia
- Fortescue creates original safety systems across iron ore sites
Fortescue Metals Group’s maintenance team has developed a system for dump trucks servicing at the Cloudbreak operations in Western Australia.
- Rockwell Automation builds Silicon Valley EV centre for automakers
Rockwell Automation has opened an 8000 square foot electric vehicle (EV) innovation centre in San Jose, California, within its information solutions development facility.
- Palloys first ‘responsible’ gold jewellery manufacturer in Australia
Palloys and ABC Refinery have provided assurance for consumers by adopting responsible sourcing and sustainability practices.
- Whitehaven Coal advances $1bn Winchester South expansion
Whitehaven Coal has again found favour with the Queensland state government and hit a milestone at the proposed $1 billion Winchester South mine in the Bowen Basin.
- Newcrest boosts safety with PNG’s first 4G network
Newcrest Mining, in collaboration with Telstra Mining Services, has delivered Papua New Guinea’s first private 4G long-term evolution (LTE) mobile network to the Lihir gold mine.
- CSIRO brings cyanide-free gold recovery technology to market
CSIRO has transferred its cyanide-free gold production technology to Australian company Clean Mining on the first gold pour last year.
- Renewable future gains momentum across Australia
A number of mining majors, including Fortescue Metals Group, BHP, Rio Tinto and South32, got together in the Hydrogens and Mines Summit in Western Australia to explore opportunities presented by renewable hydrogen.
- Mine safety, Great Barrier Reef winners of Queensland budget
The Queensland Government is focusing on mine safety and protection of the Great Barrier Reef in its natural resources, mines and energy budget this year.
- NSW mines regulator gets set for compliance rampage
The NSW Resources Regulator will conduct a state-wide compliance blitz this week, targeting more than 100 mine sites.
- Peabody Wilpinjong mine subject of investigation
The New South Wales Resources Regulator is investigating a heavy vehicle collision at the Peabody Energy-owned Wilpinjong coal mine.
- Sandfire partners with Youth Focus for mental health
Western Australian not-for-profit organisation Youth Focus has partnered with Sandfire Resources to help more young people access mental health care in the state’s Murchison region.
- Rio Tinto launches long-awaited AutoHaul trains
Rio Tinto has successfully deployed the world’s first automated long-distance rail network AutoHaul, after several project delays since its launch in 2012.
- NSW to support injured employees returning to work
The New South Wales Government has introduced a mandatory ‘return to work’ program for sick and injured workers.
- Retirement village arrives in the Goldfields
The Western Australian Government has officially opened a retirement living village in Kalgoorlie-Boulder in proximity to the country’s largest mine sites and local employers.
- Mining giants reveal tailings storage facility details
Global mining companies have responded to requests to give greater disclosure of details relating to their tailings storage facilities (TSFs).
- Fortescue launches childcare program for workers
Fortescue Metals Group has introduced its ‘in home childcare’ program in Port Hedland to help families balance work and caring responsibilities.
- Non-financial work benefits tightening for employees
The number of employers offering the non-financial benefits employees want the most has fallen, in tandem with a reduction in the value of salary increases year on year.
- Nominations for the 2019 Prospect Awards are open
The 2019 Australian Mining Prospect Awards, one of Australia’s premier mining industry events, is accepting nominations for the top talent in each category until August 9.
- Rio Tinto co-builds ‘Silicon Valley of mining’ in WA
Rio Tinto has backed the Western Australian Government’s election commitment and first-ever strategy for enhancing the state’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) capabilities.
- Mobile equipment top cause of mining fatalities
The single highest cause of fatalities in 2018 was mobile mining equipment, albeit the drop in the number of fatalities two years in a row across mining companies.