Australian miners have revealed climate change and natural disasters as two of their key concerns in KPMG’s latest mining risk report.
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.
A BHP-owned Colombian coal mine has faced allegations for violating the human rights of the Provincial Wayuu community during COVID-19.
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.
International Council of Mining & Metals (ICMM) member companies have spent more than $US315 million combined in their global response to COVID-19 pandemic so far.
An Australian anti-viral cleaning company has received over 1500 inquiries on its services since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers from the eastern states are being encouraged to permanently move to Western Australia, which could result in mental health improvements.
The passing of a 30-year-old miner in the Queensland mining town of Blackwater has been found to be unrelated to COVID-19.
Maintaining a clean work environment has taken on increased importance as employees are returning to workplaces and coronavirus restrictions are being lifted across Australia.
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.
The Austmine 2021 conference is set to focus on harnessing intelligence in mining, with the support of BHP as its principal sponsor.
With state governments winding back coronavirus restrictions, many businesses, including mining companies, are being advised to implement screening measures to avoid a second-wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fortescue Metals Group is set to reverse the changes made on its operational rosters due to COVID-19, while introducing additional screening measures and testing for workers.
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.
The New South Wales Resources Regulator has found that mine operators responded to the risks of coronavirus quickly and appropriately during inspections.
BHP chief executive Mike Henry believes the company has performed at its best at some operations under COVID-19 conditions.