- andrew mackenzie
- Anglo American
- corporate culture
- Gina Rinehart
- Iron Ore
- Jean-Sebastien Jacques
- Minerals Council of Australia
- Olympic Dam
- Rio Tinto
- Roy Hill
- Safe Work Australia
- tailings dam
- underground drill
- underground mining
- Western Australia
- workforce management
- Guideline for safe autonomous equipment in development
Autonomous equipment will receive a clear regulation that defines its minimum safety standards in the form of a new guideline, jointly developed by industry players such as Rio Tinto.
- Goldcorp to develop all-electric gold mine at Borden
Goldcorp is set to replace all its diesel mobile equipment at the Borden project with electric vehicles to derive health and safety, environmental and economic benefits.
- BHP to focus on rail upgrades following runaway train
BHP chief executive officer Andrew Mackenzie says the company will continue to invest in its rail structure in light of Monday’s derailment of an iron ore train in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
- Educating mine workers on skin cancer
Skin Patrol helps remote mine workers with skin cancer prevention and education. Safe To Work explains.
- Immersive Technologies upgrades simulator range for machinery training
Simulators not only help workers operate mining machinery, but also give them the skills to stay safe. Safe To Work looks at a new simulator on the market.
- Anglo American brings safety benefits to Dawson with new drill
Anglo American has delivered significant safety benefits to the Dawson coal mine in Queensland, following completion of a drill hole using a remote-operated OD14 overburden semi-autonomous drill.
- Ways to keep cool in hot work environments
In anticipation of the coming few months’ hot season – during which workplace accidents are found to be highest – workers can adopt a set of strategies to avoid heat stress in their work environment.
- QLD aims to improve safety in the workplace
Queensland’s Work Health and Safety Board, the peak advisory Board to its government on work health and safety issues, has developed a five-year plan to make the state safer. The Board, made up of representatives from employer associations, trade unions and academia, developed a five-year plan in response to the recommendations of the Best Practice … Continue reading QLD aims to improve safety in the workplace
- Get ready for cyclone season
The Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has provided a reminder of the dangers cyclones pose to the industry. Mining and petroleum operations across the state have been told to ensure contingency plans are established and can be activated ahead of the start of the cyclone season on November 1. The Bureau … Continue reading Get ready for cyclone season
- Governments join forces to make WA safer for heavy vehicles
Governments in Australia have pooled together $30 million to go towards 15 projects aimed at making roads in Western Australia safer for heavy vehicles. As part of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, the projects have been backed with more than $13.7 million in Federal Government, $6.2 million in Western Australian Government and $11 … Continue reading Governments join forces to make WA safer for heavy vehicles
- Tragic incident at Peabody’s Wilpinjong mine
A worker was reported dead at Peabody Energy-owned Wilpinjong coal mine near Mudgee in New South Wales.
- BHP, Flying Doctor extend emergency aeromedical partnership
BHP Olympic Dam has extended its partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations for the next three years, marked by the BHP branding on RFDS aircraft ‘Bravo’.
- Suicide prevention receives budget lift in NSW
The New South Wales Government has committed to a $90 million investment toward zero suicides by 2023 – a massive spike from its $8 million funding across four years in 2016.
- WorkCover QLD secures two national awards in injury management
WorkCover Queensland has received multiple awards for its excellence in managing serious injuries, particularly its involvement in return-to-work programs for victims of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
- Rio Tinto Pilbara iron ore shipments take a hit after safety concerns
Rio Tinto’s Pilbara iron ore shipments of 81.9 million tonnes (Mt) this September quarter experienced a five percent decline from the same period last year, as the company took maintenance and safety pauses across all its operations.
- Peabody continues to keep fire at North Goonyella under control
The fire that started at Peabody’s North Gonyella coal mine in Bowen Basin in early September has not been completely extinguished, though great progress was starting to show.
- Safety specialists participate in METS program
The Queensland Government is working with METS Ignited in giving regional METS (mining equipment technology and services) businesses the chance to showcase their early-stage products or services.
- Companies launch programs to battle mental health stigma
World Mental Health Day has seen the successful roll out of a ‘gamified microlearning’ program for miners to combat stigma around mental health.
- Anglo American to launch road construction in Central Queensland
Anglo American and Banana Shire Council will construct a new 12.5km Three Chain Road that will replace the section of Gibihi Road that was closed in November last year.
- Vehicle rollaway gets a solution: BrakeSafe
Heavy vehicle rollaways are a common event in mine sites, and they occur far more than what is reported. On average, one heavy vehicle rollaway occurs every day in Australia. Of these incidents, one per week requires emergency services intervention.