WorkSafe Western Australia has cautioned employees against the risk of heat stress, or the more serious heat stroke, as the state prepares for temperatures of 43 degrees Celsius.
The New South Wales resources regulator has urged mine operators to manage the risk of worker fatigue after assessing 10 underground metalliferous mines across the state.
The minerals industry has expressed its concerns about operating amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA).
Fortescue Metals Group has imposed travel and health protocols across its sites since the outbreak of the coronavirus in January.
Rio Tinto has committed to providing development opportunities for its employees by signing a multi-year partnership with the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME).
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has conducted a third meeting with the disaster management committee, following two confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.
Taking a proactive and preventative approach to musculoskeletal injuries on-site is proven to affect the duration of an injury.
Employers have an obligation to make any reasonable adjustments necessary to help a worker perform their role safely and effectively.
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.
Early Intervention is something that onsite healthcare providers refer to quite often. However, the meaning behind these two simple words is often a point of contention when it comes to implementing a proactive injury prevention strategy in the workplace.
A research study by the University of South Australia has found that a simple snack is the best choice for maximising alertness and productivity.
Blackwoods informs Safe to Work that the reclassification of welding fumes as carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer calls for mining industry action before it’s too late.
Mining is an industry sector where workers are at risk of eye injuries. Bollé Safety speaks to Safe to Work about the practical ways that workers and employers can stay in constant vigilance.
Miners suffer from an increased decline in lung function every year compared to the general population, despite measured concentrates of dust and gases such as silica and diesel exhaust at below occupational standards.
A foam dust suppression system manages to significantly reduce workers’ exposure to respirable coal dust where coal, a continuous miner fleet and an underground environment
In aligning the Mt Owen coal mine with NSW Minerals Council ‘Reshape’ vision, one team member shed 59 kilograms in one year.
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.
Queensland’s Work Health and Safety Board, the peak advisory Board to its government on work health and safety issues, has developed a five-year plan to make the state safer. The Board, made up of representatives from employer associations, trade unions and academia, developed a five-year plan in response to the recommendations of the Best Practice … Continue reading QLD aims to improve safety in the workplace
Thiess Mt Owen coal operation has participated in a voluntary health program, designed to improve the mine’s baseline health score in line the NSW Mineral Councils (NSWMC) vision of ‘one kilo at a time, one miner at a time, one year at a time’.
FIFO workers have significantly higher chance to be overweight or obese than their non-FIFO counterparts, research indicates. In 2013, 79 per cent of FIFO workers fit into the two categories, compared to 64 per cent of the general population in Australia.