- Anglo American
- Artificial Intelligence
- Fortescue Metals Group
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- METS Ignited
- Prospect Awards
- Queensland safety
- return to work
- Rio Tinto
- Roy Hill
- safety reset
- Safe Work Australia
- virtual reality
- Western Australia
- BHP pledges to largest safety undertaking in NSW
BHP’s Mt Arthur coal mine near Muswellbrook has committed the largest safety undertaking accepted in New South Wales following a breach in August 2017.
- Light meals rated best way to stay alert at night
A research study by the University of South Australia has found that a simple snack is the best choice for maximising alertness and productivity.
- Tips on workplace alcohol and drug testing policy
Workplace drug and alcohol policies are becoming increasingly common due to problems caused by substance and alcohol abuse in the workplace.
- KCGM enhances flexible work arrangements
KCGM has made significant changes to its parental leave policy, allowing employees to take up to 22 weeks paid parental or adoption leave.
- Students to learn electric car manufacturing through Minecraft
Australian students will learn about the minerals industry and electric car manufacturing with the launch of the Mine Solar Car Lab- a new 3D digital game for Minecraft’s education edition.
- Rio Tinto commits further funding to Ranger mine rehabilitation
Rio Tinto is set to provide funding for the closure of Energy Resources of Australia’s Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory.
- Eight more QLD projects get 100% FIFO ban
The Queensland Government has put a ban on eight more large resource projects to employ a fully fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workforce, taking the number of projects affected by this ruling to 69.
- BMA gets on front foot with QLD safety reset
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) will take part in the current Queensland-wide safety reset following three fatalities at the sites in the past five years.
- Electrification gains priority on mining agenda
A growing number of companies globally are looking to electrify their mines as an attractive way to reduce costs, improve energy efficiency and steward their licence to operate. Mine electrification is increasingly viewed as a solution to reduce the steady increase of energy costs, which make up one-third of a mining company’s total cost base, … Continue reading Electrification gains priority on mining agenda
- BHP declares ‘early wins’ on the back of automation
BHP has implemented “transformational” technologies that drive safer operations across its Western Australian mine sites, including the Jimblebar and Yandi mines in the Pilbara.
- Queensland safety inspections get slap on the wrist
Queensland Government figures have revealed the state has slashed the number of mine inspections by 400 in the past four years.
- NSW regulator targets surprise inspections across state
The New South Wales Resources Regulator have completed 112 unannounced inspections at coal, metalliferous and quarrying operations across the state.
- Queensland takes action following string of mining accidents
NRW subsidiary Golding has restarted operations at the Baralaba North coal mine in Queensland, following a fatal incident at the site over a week ago.
- Educating miners on skin cancer and preventative healthcare
Australia has the highest levels of skin cancer in the world, with two in three people diagnosed in their life time.
- Workplace alcohol and drug testing increases compliance
Australian businesses are losing an estimated $6 billion annually due to substance use related productivity issues.
- QLD wraps up safety crisis talks following Baralaba incident
The Queensland Government and resources industry has held an urgent meeting on the mining sector’s safety performance in the wake of four fatal incidents this year.
- OZ Minerals, Rex sign South Australia’s code of conduct
OZ Minerals and Rex Minerals have committed to sustainable development in South Australia by being signatories to the state’s code of conduct.
- Australian-first dust disease register arrives in Queensland
The Queensland Government has introduced Australia’s first dust-related disease register in an effort to provide better workplace health and safety protection to workers.
- Peabody re-enters North Goonyella mine following fire
Peabody Energy has started re-entering Zone One of the North Goonyella mine in Moranbah, Queensland, following its “spontaneous combustion event” last year.
- 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.