- a2k technologies
- Anglo American
- Anthony Lynham
- black lung
- Elizabeth Gaines
- Fortescue Metals Group
- healthy workplace
- mental health
- Newmont Goldcorp Boddington
- NSW Resources Regulator
- physical distancing
- Queensland Government
- Queensland Resources Council
- Rio Tinto
- Royal Flying Doctor Service
- SafeWork NSW
- slide sledge
- smart distancing
- social distancing
- workplace safety
- BMA resumes Daunia operations with team in self-isolation
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has put a small number of its Daunia mine workers in Queensland in self-isolation after they engaged a supplier who tested positive for coronavirus.
- Companies urged to curb influx in workplace injury
The Australian High Pressure Water Jetting Association (AUSJET) has urged industries to provide adequate training surrounding high-pressure cleaning equipment following a spike in work injuries.
- Vale to establish committee following Brumadinho disaster
Vale plans to form an audit committee following the Brumadinho dam disaster in Brazil last year.
- Roy Hill uses Verton system to lift safety in crane operations
Roy Hill has taken steps to deliver dramatic safety improvement in crane operations by adopting a system that keeps people out of harm’s way.
- Resources sector to address workplace sexual harassment
Over half (or 62 per cent) of female employees in the resources sector do not perceive their industry as diverse, according to the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) 2020 survey.
- QMEA teaches students the Pit to Port process
The Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) has helped students from the Gladstone region to understand the connection between classroom lessons and the working world.
- Mining majors back WA underground safety research
Glencore, IGO and Epiroc have backed a research aimed at improving the design of ground support solutions for underground mining.
- Fortescue enforces measures against coronavirus
Fortescue Metals Group has imposed travel and health protocols across its sites since the outbreak of the coronavirus in January.
- BHP’s autonomous trucks to cause zero redundancies
BHP is confident that autonomous trucks will deliver safety advantages, with the Eastern Ridge iron ore mine in Western Australia set to be the next operation to benefit from the move.
- Queensland mining to benefit from new ‘micro-credentials’
Queensland’s mining industry will benefit from the State Government’s new pilot initiative that provides targeted skills development training.
- BMA doubtful over QLD industrial manslaughter reforms
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has made its concern known to the Queensland Parliament that the industrial manslaughter reform bill could have an opposite effect to that intended.
- Companies urged to comply with Fair Work pay arrangement
Changes to the Fair Work Act Award are set to come into force in March, spurring companies to take action and comply with the new laws.
- Rio Tinto employees to benefit from SME partnership
Rio Tinto has committed to providing development opportunities for its employees by signing a multi-year partnership with the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME).
- Australian states ramp up silicosis response
Queensland and New South Wales have introduced new initiatives to reduce silicosis cases in the states.
- Cat autonomous trucks to improve safety at Boddington
Newmont will be the first company to enhance open pit gold mine safety using Caterpillar’s autonomous mining trucks.
- Rio Tinto to put third RFDS jet to flight
Rio Tinto has bought Western Australia’s third Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) jet with a $15 million pledge.
- Young miners at risk of hidden skin cancer
Young Australians are more likely to have skin cancer detected on non-sunburnt parts of their body compared with people over 40, a new study from the University of Queensland has found.
- Why thermal imaging is a hot topic in mining
There are a number of benefits that thermal imaging cameras can bring to a mining operation but perhaps the most salient of these is how they can improve safety.
- Queensland lifts Coronado operation restrictions
The Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) has allowed Coronado Global Resources to restart all tyre and wheel rim fitting activities at the Curragh coal mine in Queensland.
- Missing Pybar worker recovered at Henty
The Henty gold mine emergency response team has found a Pybar Mining Services worker who has been missing since January this year.