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- BHP bolsters flexible work across operations
BHP states the race is on for a gender-balanced boardroom, and importantly, a gender-balance of employees.
- Mining companies urged to manage exposure to diesel fumes
Exposure to high levels of diesel fumes could well be the next biggest occupational health threat since asbestos, hydraulic engineer Norm Mathers said.
- Work health and safety laws set for update
Former Safe Work Australia director Marie Boland has produced 34 recommendations that could enhance workers’ safety after launching a review of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws 2018. Among her recommendations as an independent reviewer are to make regulations that deal with psychological health, improve the quality of asbestos registers and provide for a … Continue reading Work health and safety laws set for update
- Roy Hill and WesTrac support student learning with simulator
Roy Hill has introduced a new CAT simulator to its ROC-Ed Learning Centre in Perth. Caterpillar dealer WesTrac donated the simulator to Roy Hill’s ROC-Ed program, enabling students to immerse themselves in the experience of operating a large wheel loader. Roy Hill’s learning centre has been running since 2017 and is designed to support classroom … Continue reading Roy Hill and WesTrac support student learning with simulator
- Sandvik launches underground simulator for safer drilling
Sandvik has introduced an operator training simulator to provide a compact and flexible solution to safely train teams on the DD422i, DD422iE and DT922i drill rigs.
- Vale disaster prompts response from leading miners
The tailings dam collapse last month at Vale’s Córrego de Feijão iron ore mine in Brazil that killed an estimated 300 people has caused a ripple effect across the global mining industry, prompting response from various Tier 1 mining companies.
- Tips to remaining relevant in the age of automation
Over 350 people (18 per cent) out of 1987 polled by Hays in Australia reported automation has impacted their job significantly, with their duties changing or their role becoming redundant.
- ESS air cannons, solving your bulk material blockages
The blockage of material in bulk storage systems is a common occurrence. Silo’s, kilns and bunkers can have so much build-up that it slows or stops operation completely. Build-ups can form as bottlenecks, bridges, arches, and rat holes. All of these result in reduced flow, storage capacity and dead material.
- Guardian angels: How drones make mining safer
Drone technology is becoming an increasingly common sight at mines. Safe to Work talks to three companies working in the space to discover how they help make mining safer.
- Roy Hill completes safety rail bridge ahead of schedule
Roy Hill opened its $18.66 million single span bridge, which carries the Great Northern Highway over the Roy Hill rail line and leads into Port Hedland’s port in Western Australia, six months after construction began.
- Minecraft: How VR is leading a safety revolution
Not just for gaming, the booming VR and AR technology industries hold a wealth of potential for mine safety training.
- South32 rolls out remote visual inspection technology
A Western Australian alumina operation has proven that radical changes can be made through robotic technology.
- Anglo American minimises coal dust exposure with foam
A foam dust suppression system manages to significantly reduce workers’ exposure to respirable coal dust where coal, a continuous miner fleet and an underground environment
- Epiroc product manager Jaco Naude discusses what inspires him
Epiroc creates a work environment that demonstrates its core values of innovation, collaboration and commitment for all employees.
- 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.