Mental health has been identified as the number-one health and safety issue in the international resources sector according to a recent survey of global mining executives.
BHP and the Western Australia Government have launched the first stage of major road and rail works in the Pilbara region to provide better safety to the local community and mining sector.
Yancoal’s increased focus on safety has yielded a 19 per cent reduction in the total number of recordable work-related injuries achieved during 2020.
Mining industry leaders have highlighted data analysis as the key to maintaining on-site safety and reducing serious injuries in the workplace.
A fire has broken out from the compressed air system on a UDR 1000 reverse circulation drill rig during an exploration activity in Queensland.
IGO has decreased its total recordable injury frequency following a fatality at its Nova nickel-copper-cobalt mine in Western Australia last year.
Employee hygiene, physical and mental health and overall wellness are set to escalate in importance following the coronavirus pandemic.
Leading miners BHP, Teck Resources and Roy Hill have helped drive a project to develop a guideline for automation systems that could help to improve safety in the mining workplace.
The Responsible Mining Index (RMI) 2018 assessment has found that many large-scale miners have introduced innovative practices and engaged with partners on responsible mining.
The Queensland Mines Inspectorate is working with underground coal mines to proactively reduce personal diesel particulate matter exposure.
More than half (53 per cent) of mining workers believe that OHS rules are “over the top”, a recent Mining People Polling and Media Centre survey shows.
The amount of mining fatalities among 28 of the world’s 40 largest miners which disclosed their safety statistics has reduced by 37 per cent.