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- Australian Mining
- coal mine
- flexible work
- lung disease
- mental health
- mining equipment
- New South Wales
- Port Hedland
- Prospect Awards
- Resources Regulator
- return to work
- Rio Tinto
- Western Australia
- work safety
- 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.
- 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.