Mineral Resources (MinRes) is assessing its climate-related risks and opportunities due to the growing expectations of its investors.
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.
Several New South Wales mines and petroleum sites are ruled out of the new respirable crystalline silica exposure standard due to a class exemption by Safe Work.
RST operations and technical director David Handel explains how mining can tackle the silicosis crisis with effective and cost-efficient dust management solutions.
There is a growing global momentum towards establishing more stringent diesel engine exhaust (DEE) monitoring standards in an attempt to minimise the risk of serious illnesses among underground miners in particular.
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.
The Queensland Government has introduced Australia’s first dust-related disease register in an effort to provide better workplace health and safety protection to workers.