With mental health challenges for mine workers increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry has stepped up to provide more support for its workforce.
The Western Australian Government has launched an initiative to encourage further manufacturing of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the state.
International Council of Mining & Metals (ICMM) member companies have spent more than $US315 million combined in their global response to COVID-19 pandemic so far.
Industries have been affected by COVID-19 in many different ways. Shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) have made it difficult to obtain supplies for not only healthcare workers, but also those who wear PPE for protection against other hazards.
Rio Tinto has partnered with Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Queensland to improve emergency and remotely delivered health care services across the region.
Rio Tinto Aluminium is determined to keep Australian operations going during the coronavirus pandemic.
Rio Tinto has introduced rapid screening trials at Perth Airport in a bid to further reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. This is part of its “five-layer screening process”, which identifies those at the airport who are at a higher risk of having a viral illness through a blood sample. The sample is taken through … Continue reading Rio Tinto’s FIFO workers to undergo on-the-spot airport screening
Rio Tinto Aluminium has transformed its laboratory spaces in Australia and New Zealand into spaces for chemists and researchers to develop hand sanitiser during the coronavirus pandemic.
Rio Tinto has suspended the Kennecott copper operations near Salt Lake City, Utah in the United States after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit close to the town of Magna.
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).
Rio Tinto has bought Western Australia’s third Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) jet with a $15 million pledge.
Alcoa’s sustainability efforts at its Western Australian operations have been recognised on a global level with the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification.
Evolution Mining has joined BHP, Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals Group, Newcrest Mining and Kirkland Lake Gold in donating towards Australia’s bushfire crisis.
Rio Tinto is set to back the development of a childcare centre in Tom Price in the Pilbara region of Western Australia with $5 million in funding.
BHP and Rio Tinto are amongst mining companies that have donated to the Red Cross in support of people affected by Australia’s bushfire crisis.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) retrieved 215 patients directly from mine sites across Western Australia in the 2018-19 financial year, including a heart attack sufferer working at a remote mine site.
Rio Tinto has confirmed that it investigated a fire that occurred on a haul truck at the Yandicoogina mine in the Pilbara region, Western Australia.
Rio Tinto expects 50 per cent of its haul truck fleet to be automation ready by the end of this year following the announcement of a $1 billion investment in its Greater Tom Price operations, Western Australia.
Rio Tinto has confirmed a collision involving a manned autonomous truck at its Brockman 4 iron ore mine in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Mining companies are turning to drones to monitor difficult to reach areas, allowing for decreased interaction with hazardous activity. Safe to Work writes. Mine sites are often located in remote areas with machinery and equipment that is controlled by operators that can be thousands of kilometres away. In contrast, it is still common for operators … Continue reading Drones give mining a third eye in the sky