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- MRIWA challenges will help WA achieve ESG outcomes
The WA Government has released its first ESG pack, which includes MRIWA challenges as an essential component to achieving the outcomes.
- EPA investigates blast fumes at Maules Creek
Whitehaven Coal has received a prevention notice from the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in relation to blasting activities and the risk of blast fumes at its Maules Creek mine.
- Effective dust and noise monitoring essential to worker safety
Mining sites pose higher occupational health and safety hazards compared with many other working environments, and among those risks are dangerous exposure to dust and noise.
- RSHQ pushes for heat exposure management
RSHQ urges persons with safety and health obligations to ensure exposures to heat are being effectively managed at their coal mine sites.
- DMIRS release mine closure completion guide
The DMIRS has released a new Mine Closure Completion Guideline to clarify tenement holders have met the criteria in their mine closure plan.
- Fortescue and RFDS announce helicopter service
Fortescue and the RFDS have announced a new aeromedical helicopter service that will improve emergency response to mine sites in WA.
- Remote operations can save lives
A review into Australia’s Remote Operations capability has found it can help reduce workplace accidents and improve employee diversity.
- Mental health service launches in Bowen Basin
The Wesley Medical Research institute has launched NaviCare, a new community mental health service in the Bowen Basin.
- Research reveals key causes of mining deaths
New research from ECU has identified some key causes of workplace fatalities in the WA mining and resources sector.
- RSHQ recommends risk assessment after incident
RSHQ recommends repetitive and routine tasks are the subject of comprehensive risk assessments after a coal mine worker was crushed.
- Report urges industry to take lead in digital mining
A new report from I4 Mining has outlined a suitable pathway to zero-harm, zero-carbon and zero-waste for the mining industry using health and safety metrics as well as automated machinery.
- Survey: Environmental technology in sustainability
This survey seeks to gain a better understanding of how industry currently uses technology to monitor and carry out environmental rehabilitation and restoration efforts, including land rehabilitation, species protection and carbon sequestration.
- Campaign to help manage occupational lung disease
Safe Work Australia is offering information on how to eliminate or manage dust hazards as part of its Clean Air Clear Lungs campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the dangers of occupational lung disease to protect workers from breathing in hazardous air. The national campaign seeks to educate persons conducting a business or … Continue reading Campaign to help manage occupational lung disease
- National forum to stamp out sexual harassment
Leaders of Australia’s mining, oil and gas, and allied health service sectors are uniting this month to increase efforts to stamp out sexual harassment in its workplaces.
- BHP launches new challenges for METS companies
BHP has released its latest Challenges from the Supplier Innovation Program to Australia’s mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector, to encourage out-of-the-box thinking for improved safety and operations. To help solve the latest challenges, METS businesses are being asked how visibility can be improved on tyre handling machines, and how the jacks used with … Continue reading BHP launches new challenges for METS companies
- Fenner transforming safety with iBelt BeltGauge
Fenner Dunlop is revolutionising safety within the mining industry with its intelligent conveying products and services.
- FIFO workers suffering from extreme sleep loss
Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) roster design has led to shift workers experiencing significant sleep loss and being at a higher risk of developing sleep disorders, according to recent research.
- Thiess updates drone tech to heighten site safety
Thiess has introduced the M300 RTK multi-rotor drone across Australian operations for increased efficiency, safety and availability on site. Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as its primary image capture tool, Thiess is removing surveyors from active mining areas to improve overall safety at operations including Mt Arthur in New South Wales. “The M300 is … Continue reading Thiess updates drone tech to heighten site safety
- CME and major miners help RFDS take flight
Emergency response to mine sites in Western Australia will be improved after the Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations (RFDS) unveiled the latest addition to its fleet.
- Fortescue implements four-drink maximum on site
Fortescue Metals Group will implement several initiatives to enhance the safety, culture and experience across all company workplaces, as a result of feedback from its Workplace Integrity Review.