Safe Work Australia has announced COVID-19 as the theme of its National Safe Work Month campaign in October.
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the entire globe, changing the way people work and live, including the mining industry. Safe to Work investigates how the mining industry has supported the Australian economy during a time of crisis.
Employee hygiene, physical and mental health and overall wellness are set to escalate in importance following the coronavirus pandemic.
Glencore has helped slash the timeframe to a COVID-19 vaccine by providing $725,000 to the University of Queensland for clinical trials.
The New South Wales Resources Regulator has completed a virtual emergency response exercise with mines from the Cobar and Nyngan areas.
Even before the advent of COVID-19, there were always products available for disinfecting of commercial, industrial and other premises.
An Australian anti-viral cleaning company has received over 1500 inquiries on its services since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
BHP has stressed that the vigilant protection of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander communities from COVID-19 should continue as restrictions begin to ease in Australia.
There is no doubt the mining industry will have to adopt different practices to not only manage the current requirements of social distancing, but to also manage any future global pandemics.
BHP chief executive Mike Henry believes the company has performed at its best at some operations under COVID-19 conditions.
The manufacturing industry will need to adapt and implement different working practices to manage the current restrictions of social distancing.
Rio Tinto has partnered with Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Queensland to improve emergency and remotely delivered health care services across the region.
Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA has launched an online program for psychological health and safety across resources workplaces.
Newmont has minimised staffing levels at its operations significantly, stating that the health and safety of its people and host communities is “paramount” to the company.
Mining companies such as Glencore and BHP have ramped up their efforts to prevent and treat coronavirus in Australia.
Bat Booth 2.0 uses temperature checks to help protect workers from viral infections and heat stress, while reducing the risk of dust diseases such as coal workers pneumoconiosis, silicosis and farmer’s lung.
Resources sector councils have joined forces to deliver a national television and digital campaign to spread the sector’s coronavirus safety protocols.
A BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) employee at the Blackwater coal mine in Queensland has been cleared of his coronavirus diagnosis.
Rio Tinto has introduced rapid screening trials at Perth Airport in a bid to further reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. This is part of its “five-layer screening process”, which identifies those at the airport who are at a higher risk of having a viral illness through a blood sample. The sample is taken through … Continue reading Rio Tinto’s FIFO workers to undergo on-the-spot airport screening
Rio Tinto Aluminium has transformed its laboratory spaces in Australia and New Zealand into spaces for chemists and researchers to develop hand sanitiser during the coronavirus pandemic.