- 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
- Distress levels on the rise among young Australians
One in three young Australians aged 12 to 25 were reporting high to very high levels of psychological distress – a figure that has tripled in the last decade.
- CSIRO to develop robotics technology for underground terrains
CSIRO’s technology arm Data 61 is one of the six seven teams competing to receive up to $US4.5 million ($6.4 million) in funding from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
- Companies target alcohol and drug testing
The Australian Safety and Compensation Council reported that 2.5 per cent of workforce last year attended work under the influence of illicit drugs.
- Mangoola coal mine commits to safety breach
Mangoola Coal Operations has accepted an enforceable undertaking following a workplace incident at the Mangoola open cut mine in 2016.
- NSW pushes for 30% reduction in workplace fatalities
New South Wales has revised its targets and commits to reduce work-related fatalities by 30 per cent, and injuries and illnesses by 50 per cent within five years.
- Keeping Roy Hill safe with effective tyre management
Safe To Work explains how Kal Tire has helped create a secure environment for tyre maintenance at the Roy Hill iron ore operation in the Pilbara. Ben Creagh writes.
- ISO introduces world’s first OHS international standard
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has recently introduced the world’s first OHS international standard, ISO 45001 certification.
- Glo-X creates powerless lighting in safety boost
Glo-X has invented light recycling technology that lends powerless illumination in areas where power is not readily available.
- Bollé Safety launches new TRYON range of safety glasses
Bollé Safety has launched its new TRYON range of safety glasses.
- Conveyor, tailing dams among NSW regulator’s safety concerns
The NSW Regulator points to the many risks involved in the operation of conveyors, instability or failure of tailing dams and on the roads and other vehicle operating areas at quarries.
- Queensland commemorates 1500 fallen workers
Queensland’s resources community commemorated the loss of 1500 workers who have died in mining operations on Miners’ Memorial Day in northern Queensland.
- KCGM, Rio Tinto among finalists for WA partnership award
Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM), Rio Tinto and BHP Iron Ore are among the finalists for this year’s partnership award that is brought by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS).
- Kal Tire collects top honours for gravity assist system
Kal Tire has been recognised on day two of Electra Mining Africa 2018 for the launch of its technology and innovations.
- Mining companies fly the flag at noted mental health event
Mining companies have joined hands with more than 1000 construction and business sites to help prevent suicide in an industry where it is six times more likely that a worker is lost to suicide than a workplace accident.
- Rio Tinto Amrun Chith export facility recognised for civil construction
Rio Tinto’s Amrun Chith export facility has been recognised for its excellence in civil construction with the Queensland Civil Contractors Federation (CFC) Earth Award.
- WorkSafe WA assures workers of anonymity when reporting incidents
WorkSafe has released a reminder saying that workers can report workplace hazards and incidents in confidence 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Mitigating the risk of cyberthreats in mine operations
A recent EY survey on global information security has revealed the increase in cyber threats to asset-intensive industries such as mining.
- Mining inspectorate probes worker safety allowance in QLD
Queensland’s Mines Inspectorate has committed to launch a crack down on companies that handed over payments of health checks and safety gears to workers, in breach of Queensland’s mine safety laws.
- Queensland coal mines show significant reduction in dust levels
Significant reductions in respirable dust levels have been recorded in Queensland’s coal mining industry, according to the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME).
- Two miners reunited with families after being trapped in coal mine elevator
Two miners at SIMEC Mining’s Tahmoor coal mine were stranded in an elevator more than 150 metres down the shaft on Wednesday, September 5.