Ok Tedi Mining has aimed to achieved herd immunity through its testing and vaccination program to ensure staff, contractors, Tabubil town residents and the local community in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are protected from COVID-19.
Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) has recommended senior site executives ensure all operators are trained and competent in the operation of vehicles after a coal mine worker was injured by a moving vehicle.
Fortescue Metals Group has recognised a commitment to operational efficiency and safety with its autonomous haul (AHS) fleet moving two billion tonnes of material.
A mine worker at Appin Colliery in New South Wales was injured last month when the transport vehicle he was in drove into a cut-through and collided with a piece of stowed equipment.
More than 13,000 mine workers have been engaged by the NSW Resources Regulator as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the risk of collisions from heavy mining equipment.
International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) company members recorded 44 occupational deaths in 2020, according to its latest industry safety publication.
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has launched its latest effort to support the mental health and resilience of its members with the free MineWell mobile app.
The New South Wales Resources Regulator is seeking public comment for recommendations to the Work Health and Safety Act for mine and petroleum sites.
Northern Star Resources has entered the final year of its three-year safety plan with a lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) of 1.13, below the industry average for the third year in a row.
Newcrest Mining has developed a safety transformation plan that put the company on track to deliver its lowest ever total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIFR) at the Telfer gold mine in Western Australia.
Coronado Global Resources has increased its level of investigations of recordable injuries and inspections, leading to an improved TRIFR at the Curragh coal mine in Queensland.
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.