The New South Wales Resources Regulator has updated its key compliance priorities for the first half of 2021, while retaining respirable dust as one of its targets.
Safe to Work speaks with LSM managing director Peter Woodford about how the company is helping miners breathe easier, providing operator comfort and ensuring their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system lasts longer with cabin filtration and pressuriser technologies.
New South Wales is trialling a technology to accurately monitor silica dust levels in the air, following the introduction of a tightened exposure standard for silica this year.
Global Road Technology has pioneered a dust suppression chemistry that is effective against coal dust in longwall and continuous miner operations.
Mineral Resources (MinRes) is assessing its climate-related risks and opportunities due to the growing expectations of its investors.
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
For many years the focus was on safety at mine sites with prevention of injuries and fatalities. Now there is growing awareness that long term health issues such as lung damage from dust has gone under the radar.
Newcrest Mining has introduced a program called Thinking Well to address mental health and the challenges COVID-19’s had on its employees.
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.
The mining industry is working hard to meet ever tightening standards on dust suppression, which can be a problem across mine sites from processing plants to haul roads. Dust-A-Side discusses its range of dust suppression solutions for all areas of the mine site.
Envirosuite is combining artificial and human intelligence to create environmental intelligence, using meaningful data to make educated decisions for the best operational and social outcomes.
Queensland’s reduction of respirable coal and silica dust limits have taken effect after announcing its commitment late last year.
In a sweeping reform to combat and prevent lung health diseases among Queensland’s mine workers, the state government will send a health truck across the regions this year.
A worker with around 41 years of coal mining experience has been diagnosed with coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.
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The NSW Resources Regulator has released a list of compliance priorities to improve safety in the mining, extractive and petroleum industries.
The NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council is hoping to eradicate the threat of dust for mine and quarry workers, as well as workers in other workplace environments, through a new awareness campaign.
Queensland has extended its free lung health checks to all of the state’s mine and quarry workers.
The Queensland Government has awarded a contract to build and operate a mobile health service to Heart of Australia in a bid to bring lung health checks to regional mine workers.
While the use of masks may seem protective, it is not always enough to prevent hazardous dust particles from entering the lungs.