The Western Australian mining industry has experienced a rise in lost time injuries, according to Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety statistics.
Working from heights remains the leading cause of fatalities and serious injuries in Australian workplaces, according to Safe Work Australia data.
The Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has released details involving a fatal accident that involved an operator driving an underground loader in a Western Australian mine.
The Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has warned against the use of rope access systems on open pit mine site slopes, unless “absolutely necessary”.
Northern Star Resources’ operations at the Kanowna Belle underground gold mine in Western Australia have been impacted by an earthquake, the state’s mines department has confirmed.
Sandfire Resources has felt the wrath of Tropical Cyclone Damien after heavy rainfall left a section of the DeGrussa copper-gold mine in Western Australia flooded.
The cyclone season has arrived in regions of Western Australia, with mining companies urged to review their contingency plans for the term.
Rio Tinto has confirmed that it investigated a fire that occurred on a haul truck at the Yandicoogina mine in the Pilbara region, Western Australia.
Hot work processes, strenuous physical exertion and radiant heat from hot surfaces are key risk factors for employees working in extreme temperatures.
The 2019 prospecting season is expected to be busier than ever, with the Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) having issued 1480 miner’s rights this year.
A recent report by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) found that reversing was the primary vehicle activity that accounted for the largest number of collisions in Western Australia’s mining industry.
Rates of psychological distress, workplace bullying and burnout were found significantly higher among fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers than their non-FIFO counterparts, one of Australia’s most comprehensive FIFO research studies has shown.