Two of Australia’s biggest mining companies have enforced mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations just days after the Western Australian Government put in place its own state-wide policy.
The Queensland Resources Council has supported state Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young’s decision to include fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers in a new priority vaccination list.
Newmont Corporation haș suspended mining operations at the Tanami gold mine in the Northern Territory due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Ok Tedi Mining has begun rolling out vaccines to its workforce, following the surge in COVID-19 cases the company suffered in March.
All Ok Tedi operational employees are participating in a mass COVID-19 testing program amid a rising outbreak in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Ok Tedi Mining has halted its copper-gold-silver mine operations in Papua New Guinea (PNG) due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has mapped out sub-groups in the resources sector who will be given priority COVID-19 vaccinations.
OZ Minerals has developed the Insights Hub technology to improve safety standards across its operations by bringing data from all assets into a single platform.
Rio Tinto has upped the ante of its COVID-19 testing at Perth Airport by introducing antigen screening on all company fly-in, fly-out workers travelling to and from mine sites.
Resources workers who are flying from Western Australia back to South Australia are allowed to enter despite facing tightened COVID-19 restrictions.
Rio Tinto has declared a second consecutive year of zero fatalities in 2020, despite the changing conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mining companies will start 2021 under a new International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standard, ISO/PAS (publicly available specification) 45005, to ensure safe operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Non-essential fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) travel in Queensland’s resources sector will be limited until January 22 despite a 72-hour lockdown being lifted in Greater Brisbane.
IGO has decreased its total recordable injury frequency following a fatality at its Nova nickel-copper-cobalt mine in Western Australia last year.
The Pilbara Ports Authority has alerted that all vessels calling at the Port of Dampier, Western Australia will only be considered for berthing after completing a 14-day quarantine period since last departing an international port.
Western Australia has introduced a controlled interstate border regime as it opens up the state to Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.
Mineral Resources (MinRes) is assessing its climate-related risks and opportunities due to the growing expectations of its investors.
International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has developed a framework to help mining companies grow their resilience after COVID-19 eases.
Mount Gibson Iron has commissioned a $20 million airstrip that is expected to bring safety benefits to the Koolan Island iron ore operation in Western Australia.
Dust control engineering specialist Mideco combats two central problems for mine operators – dust exposure and body temperature spikes – with a single solution: Bat Booth 2.0.