- 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
- Five tips for requesting a pay rise
More than half of Australians expect a pay rise this year, creating tension when employers plan to offer a reduced increase.
- Industry urged to challenge common perspective on tailings
Recent high-profile tailings dam failures are threatening the mining industry’s control of its destiny, according to the director of the geotechnical engineering centre at the University of Queensland, David Williams.
- Qualified medical professionals provide on-site confidential consultations
Skin Patrol was founded in 2004 for two purposes: firstly, to increase both the awareness and the early detection of skin cancer, and secondly, to enable businesses to generate positive employee goodwill with their staff.
- Coal mine workers to undertake dust health checks
The New South Wales Resources Regulator is urging current and former coal mine workers to maintain regular health screening after investigating a former coal mine worker diagnosed with a mixed dust disease in 2017.
- Seven steps to prospecting in Western Australia
The 2019 prospecting season is expected to be busier than ever, with the Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) having issued 1480 miner’s rights this year.
- Mine safety and lightning strikes focus of Curtin research
Curtin University is hosting two experts who will conduct research aimed at helping keep mine sites safe from lightning strikes.
- Picture evidence shows Pike River finally re-entered
The Pike River coal mine in New Zealand has finally been re-entered after a series of delays and failures over the past eight years.
- Dropsafe partners with Pacific Automation
Dropsafe has announced an exclusive partnership with Victoria-based distributor Pacific Automation that will widen Dropsafe’s regional presence.
- Anglo American surveys female employees over state of facilities
Anglo American’s survey of female equipment and facilities at some of its central Queensland coal mines have created a backlash among its participants, according to CFMEU Mining and Energy.
- Newcrest strives to solve staff dehydration
Newcrest Mining is looking into new ways to keep workers hydrated after a random urine test revealed that many staff didn’t start the day with adequate hydration levels.
- BHP builds strong culture through flexible work
Flexible work arrangements have delivered a positive impact on BHP’s culture, according to Australian vice president for planning and technical in minerals, David Ruddell. Ruddell has been able to experience firsthand the benefits of providing his team with the opportunity for flexible work after an internal employee survey revealed more than 60 per cent of … Continue reading BHP builds strong culture through flexible work
- BHP trials breakthrough underground safety technology at Broadmeadow
BHP has moved to improve the safety at its underground mines by launching proximity detection shuttle cars – an Australian first for the coal industry.
- Industry leaders raise opportunities for next-gen female students
Rio Tinto has partnered with the University of Queensland (UQ) to give female students an opportunity to experience life as an engineer for a day.
- Pike River mine re-entry suspended again
The long-awaited re-entry to the Pike River coal mine has been delayed after the New Zealand Government made a commitment to return in November 2018.
- Safe Work to halve exposure limits for respirable dust
Safe Work Australia is expected to recommend that the regulated occupational exposure limits for respirable dust be slashed.
- Women in Industry Awards announce 2019 finalists
The 2019 Women in Industry Awards have revealed finalists from across the mining, engineering, manufacturing, process control and commercial road transport industries. The finalists were selected and evaluated through their success in leadership, innovation and commitment to the sector. Tickets to the 2019 Women in Industry Awards are on sale, with the gala event taking place … Continue reading Women in Industry Awards announce 2019 finalists
- Hummingbird Electronics sensors focus on driver safety
The Hummingbird audio alert system when combined with any dual axis inclinometer offers and unmatched safety solution.
- Peabody considers North Goonyella future after fire impact
Peabody Energy’s financial performance in the March quarter has been dented by a fire that broke out at the North Goonyella coal mine in Queensland.
- Demand for PPE vending machines on the rise
Convenient, ‘vend-ready’ personal protective equipment (PPE) that is dispensed from onsite machines is becoming an increasingly popular option, according to wholesale PPE distributor ProChoice Safety Gear.
- Newcrest releases independent findings on Cadia tailings slump
Newcrest Mining has received the final report from the Independent Technical Review Board (ITRB) following the tailings dam embankment slump at its Cadia gold operation in New South Wales last year.