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.
The New South Wales Resources Regulator has continued to monitor the implementation of safety controls in managing the risk of coronavirus transmission at mine sites.
The personal protective equipment (PPE) supply chain has experienced a boost as Queensland Health stocks up on face shields to protect the community from the coronavirus.
BHP has introduced four key ways to focus on mental wellbeing as employees work under the uncertainty and instability of the coronavirus outbreak.
Western Areas has ceased its dependence on interstate fly in, fly out (FIFO) workers at the Forrestania nickel operation in Western Australia.
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has tightened its travel restrictions for mining employees following the Queensland Government’s latest measure on border controls.
The resources industry is set to execute national coronavirus protocols to protect jobs and employees from the threats of the pandemic.
While some miners are battling the spread of coronavirus with social distancing measures and worker health checks, Brazilian iron ore miner Vale is using technology. Vale is installing 81 thermal cameras – similar to the equipment used in airports – at the entrance of its facilities in Brazil to identify people with high body temperatures, … Continue reading Vale to combat coronavirus with thermal cameras
BHP has enforced stringent measures to keep its operations going while minimising the risk of the coronavirus spread.