Mining companies will start 2021 under a new International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standard, ISO/PAS (publicly available specification) 45005, to ensure safe operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this report, OSIsoft surveyed and reported back on health and safety in mining today. They wanted to know to what extent an audience from the mining sector felt the environment they work in could be improved and how far along are they to thinking about the next steps.
Queensland’s chief inspectorate of coal mines is calling on site executives to audit fire resistant anti-static (FRAS) equipment after two products failed to meet fire and electrical resistance standards.
Anglo American plans to introduce remote operations across its Queensland coal mines to improve safety and control plans following a gas ignition event at the Grosvenor mine in May.
Centennial Coal has confirmed the tragic passing of a mine worker at the Springvale mine in New South Wales.
Mines safety director at the Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Andrew Chaplyn said bees were a known issue at the Cataby mine.
Queensland has welcomed four senior miners to its Board of Examiners, with plans to use their 70-plus years of combined experience to set up and maintain safety roles at mines across the state.
The Queensland Government has boosted the ranks of the state’s mine and quarry inspectors to 46 with four new recruits.
Queensland Government figures have revealed the state has slashed the number of mine inspections by 400 in the past four years.
The Queensland Government and the Government of India have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop mine safety management plans.
Alcoa continues to pioneer new ways of working with digital tools and is now utilising drones technology to perform its operations across Western Australia.
Queensland mine operators will face harsher penalties for breaking mine health and safety regulations under new legislation introduced to parliament.