The emergence of more cases of “black lung” in New South Wales coal mine workers has stepped up pressure on the coal industry for better dust control and monitoring.
With International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 23875 expected to be published in early 2021, Safe to Work provides a first look at the new standard with insight from the ISO working group chairperson Jeff Moredock.
Global Road Technology has pioneered a dust suppression chemistry that is effective against coal dust in longwall and continuous miner operations.
While the focus for many has been on the reduction of dust exposure limits across Australia, experts from Australia’s leading professional association for occupational hygienists challenge the mining sector to shift its attention to the effectiveness of dust controls implemented in the workplace.
This explainer video takes a look at the risks associated with relying on water alone to suppress dust on haul roads and the benefits of using a road management system instead
RainStorm Dust Control, which has a long track record of being on top of mine dust issues, is expanding into Queensland and New South Wales to assist the mining sector. Safe to Work speaks with RainStorm’s eastern states representative.
Machine operators have direct contact with the air they breathe inside the cabins. Though the work environment is inescapable, it is certainly not one without hope.