- alcohol testing
- drug testing
- Iron Ore
- lung disease
- mental health
- mining equipment
- Resources Regulator
- return to work
- Rio Tinto
- Rockwell Automation
- skin cancer
- Skin patrol
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- work safety
- 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.
- 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.