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- Rio Tinto’s new production hub to improve health and safety
Rio Tinto’s first intelligent mine in the Pilbara in Western Australia will deliver safety improvements to the mine site, incorporating the latest in high-tech advances in the industry.
- Colorado School of Mines receives $US1.14 million funding for two testing facilities
Colorado School of Mines has received funding to develop two new testing facilities that will help prevent methane gas explosions in coal mines.
- Tips for FIFO workers to stay healthy while on site
FIFO workers have significantly higher chance to be overweight or obese than their non-FIFO counterparts, research indicates. In 2013, 79 per cent of FIFO workers fit into the two categories, compared to 64 per cent of the general population in Australia.
- METS Ignited champions four Bowen Basin projects in Mackay
A project aimed at measuring workers’ physical, mental and emotional well-being was one of the four recipients of Commonwealth government’s funding under its Industry Growth Centre initiative, METS Ignited.
- Mining tech in development to improve safety in underground mines
Caterpillar and Newmont Mining have announced a technology collaboration to improve underground hard rock autonomous vehicles.
- Thousands of safety-sensitive workers influenced by drugs
Nearly 5000 thousand South Australian workers in safety-sensitive industries turned up to work under the influence of methamphetamines each day last year, new statistics showed.
- Telepsychiatry service to deliver mental health care to remote workers
Workers living in rural and remote regions will soon have access to a telepsychiatry service at a time and place that best suit their needs.
- National Transport Commission launches review to reduce driver fatigue
The National Transport Commission (NTC) is working with the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) to better understand driver fatigue and ways to measure it.
- Rio Tinto to rehabilitate Argyle diamond mine beyond 2020
Rio Tinto said it will commit hundreds of million dollars over decades to rehabilitate its Argyle diamond mine in the Kimberley region in Western Australia, following its scheduled closure in early 2020.
- Intelligent Sandvik loader promises safer operation for underground mining
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s new underground loader, the Sandvik LH517i, promises to bring a raft of improvements for operators, including increased safety and comfort. Principally, Sandvik has improved the size, visibility and ergonomics of the operator’s cabin to reduce fatigue and improve well-being. “The increased focus on operator comfort in the new Sandvik LH517i … Continue reading Intelligent Sandvik loader promises safer operation for underground mining
- NSW resources regulator seeks chairman
The NSW Resources Regulator is looking to fill the role of independent chairperson of the Mine Safety Advisory Council (MSAC).
- Alcoa revolutionises mine operations with drone technology
Alcoa continues to pioneer new ways of working with digital tools and is now utilising drones technology to perform its operations across Western Australia.
- Honeywell protects with cut-resistant gloves
Honeywell Industrial Safety has introduced the Rig Dog Cut Resistant (CR) Glove collection that highlights enhanced metacarpal protection.
- European companies roll out electric, hybrid mine car
Germany’s mechanical engineer Paus Hermann Maschinenfabrik has partnered with the Finnish arm of Danish Danfoss in developing electric and hybrid mine vehicle.
- Anglo American, Glencore among top performers in responsible mining report
The Responsible Mining Index (RMI) 2018 assessment has found that many large-scale miners have introduced innovative practices and engaged with partners on responsible mining.
- Rio Tinto seeks safety gains with $1.2bn Pilbara AutoHaul project
Rio Tinto’s fully autonomous train, coined by the mining giant as “the world’s largest and longest robot”, completed its first iron ore delivery last week.
- Komatsu showcases NSW safety initiatives
Employees of Komatsu Mining in Rutherford, New South Wales, have developed an equipment that increases safety of its own people when conducting service work on mining equipment.
- Enware emergency shower wins gold at Good Design Awards
In recognition of its excellence in design and innovation, Enware’s ET1400 Emergency Tank Shower has been awarded a prestigious gold award at this year’s Good Design Awards in the category of ‘Product, Commercial and Industrial’.
- Queensland set for mining safety conference
The 2018 Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference is set to take place from August 19–22 in Gold Coast. Embracing the theme, ‘Recognising opportunities together’, the event will see up to 700 delegates from the industry in attendance for four days of workshops, presentations, trade displays, a conference dinner and two sets of awards — … Continue reading Queensland set for mining safety conference
- Queensland Government to take proactive steps to reduce diesel exposure
The Queensland Mines Inspectorate is working with underground coal mines to proactively reduce personal diesel particulate matter exposure.