Queensland’s resource workers will soon have their own independent health and safety regulatory body after the state parliament supported new legislation.
Young Australians are more likely to have skin cancer detected on non-sunburnt parts of their body compared with people over 40, a new study from the University of Queensland has found.
Two coal mine inspectors have started work to ensure health and safety across mines and quarries near Rockhampton.
The Queensland Government is set to release new health and safety regulations next year to target the danger of methane gas.
The Queensland safety reset has officially reached 96 per cent of the state’s mine and quarry workforce despite the deadline being at the end of August.
Anglo American will purchase a $2 million winder, a mobile truck-mounted emergency egress system, to assist rescue crews in the event miners are trapped underground. The company will wholly fund the purchase for the Queensland Mines Rescue Service (QMRS) to use across the Queensland mining industry. Anglo American chief executive of metallurgical coal business Tyler … Continue reading Anglo American scores $2m win for QLD mine safety
The Queensland Government has put a ban on eight more large resource projects to employ a fully fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workforce, taking the number of projects affected by this ruling to 69.
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.
Whitehaven Coal has again found favour with the Queensland state government and hit a milestone at the proposed $1 billion Winchester South mine in the Bowen Basin.
The Queensland Government is focusing on mine safety and protection of the Great Barrier Reef in its natural resources, mines and energy budget this year.
Australia is in the midst of cyclone season and it pays to be on guard. Safe to Work looks at how mine sites can be affected.
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
Queensland’s resources community commemorated the loss of 1500 workers who have died in mining operations on Miners’ Memorial Day in northern Queensland.
Rio Tinto’s Amrun Chith export facility has been recognised for its excellence in civil construction with the Queensland Civil Contractors Federation (CFC) Earth Award.
Queensland’s Mines Inspectorate has committed to launch a crack down on companies that handed over payments of health checks and safety gears to workers, in breach of Queensland’s mine safety laws.
Significant reductions in respirable dust levels have been recorded in Queensland’s coal mining industry, according to the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME).
In an Australian first, Australian Institute of Management (AIM) is providing an MBA scholarship to Queensland’s top woman in resources.
A project aimed at measuring workers’ physical, mental and emotional well-being was one of the four recipients of Commonwealth government’s funding under its Industry Growth Centre initiative, METS Ignited.
The 2018 Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference is set to take place from August 19–22 in Gold Coast. Embracing the theme, ‘Recognising opportunities together’, the event will see up to 700 delegates from the industry in attendance for four days of workshops, presentations, trade displays, a conference dinner and two sets of awards — … Continue reading Queensland set for mining safety conference
Queensland mine operators will face harsher penalties for breaking mine health and safety regulations under new legislation introduced to parliament.