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- Earpiece pilot program set to improve on-site health and safety
Rio Tinto is hosting an international pilot program to roll out a ground-breaking predictive biometric technology, created by Australian technology innovator Canaria Technologies and Embley Contracting.
- SHOWA Group achieves GreenCircle certification
SHOWA Group has become the first glove company to achieve the GreenCircle Biodegradation Certification.
- Cat highlights the importance of the Connected Worker
Caterpillar is set to launch its Connected Worker system that combines smart wearable technology with the power of analytics, to deliver an added layer of protection against a variety of safety risks on site.
- Major miners partner to educate industry on social issues
Rio Tinto, BHP and Fortescue Metals Group have partnered to raise social awareness about sexual harassment, bullying and racism in the mining industry.
- OZ Minerals gets to the bottom of Prominent Hill incident
OZ Minerals and Byrnecut continue to scrutinise an incident that occurred at the Prominent Hill mine in South Australia in September.
- Feedback sought on DMIRS code of practice
Western Australia’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has released a Draft Code of Practice: Mine safety management system, for public consultation.
- Roy Hill, MinRes and more get behind mental health initiative
Mining and resources workers will be better equipped to help colleagues navigate mental health challenges with the launch of the Resourceful Mind program.
- BHP backs BluVein trolley-charging technology
BHP has joined a group of major miners supporting early trials of BluVein’s ‘next-generation’ trolley-charging technology.
- Campaign highlights the risk of occupational lung disease
Safe Work Australia is highlighting the importance of clean air in the workplace as part of this year’s National Safe Work Month of October.
- Fortescue charter flights reduce South West commute
Fortescue Metals Group has celebrated the first of its Western Australian charter flights from Busselton to its operations in the Pilbara in a bid to improve safety by keeping workers off the road.
- Incident report review recommended by RSHQ
Resources Safety and Health Queensland is recommending coal mine operators review their incident reporting after a significant decrease in the number of High Potential Incidents (HPIs) reported by Queensland coal mines during the 2020/21 fiscal year.
- WA urges cyclone safety preparations
The Western Australia Government has urged mining companies to re-evaluate their safety plans in readiness for the 2021-22 cyclone season.
- Mideco solves indoor dust problem with new revolutionary technology
Introducing… the Bat Vent. This revolutionary technology protects workers who might not realise that they are in fact indirectly exposed to harmful dust.
- BHP, MinRes and Rio Tinto push for fully vaccinated workforces
Two of Australia’s biggest mining companies have enforced mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations just days after the Western Australian Government put in place its own state-wide policy.
- Queenslanders urged to prepare for extreme weather
The Queensland resources sector is being urged to prepare for disaster season and the wide range of extreme weather events that can impact the state including bushfires, storms, floods and cyclones. Get Ready Queensland Week (October 10-16) was launched this week in conjunction with the Bureau of Meteorology’s Severe Weather Outlook. Minister for Fire and … Continue reading Queenslanders urged to prepare for extreme weather
- Survey forms basis of WA mental health framework
An online survey asking Western Australians in the resources industry to have their say about what they need to stay mentally healthy is available as part of World Mental Health Day.
- Tailings dams technology receives Federal funding
The Federal Government is supporting the resources sector with a grant to mass-produce a technology which enhances safety in mine tailings dams.
- Newmont sets safety standard with autonomous haulage
Newmont has implemented a fully autonomous haulage fleet at its Boddington gold mine in Western Australia, becoming the first gold miner in Australia to do so.
- Glencore leads the way in autonomous longwall safety
Glencore has highlighted the safety benefits of its autonomous longwall technology at the Oaky Creek underground metallurgical coal mine in Queensland.
- Fortescue incident remains under investigation
Fortescue Metals Group continues investigations into an incident that occurred at its Solomon Hub in the Pilbara last week.