The Australian mining industry has taken another step in its commitment to stamping out sexual harassment with the establishment of Mineral Council of Australia’s (MCA) National Industry Code.
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) is introducing a taskforce to respond to sexual harassment in the mining sector, expanding its safety focus to “the safety of a whole person”.
Westgold Resources is providing all employees at the Big Bell gold mine in Western Australia, including its Minterra contract workers, with counselling following an accident last week.
Over half (or 62 per cent) of female employees in the resources sector do not perceive their industry as diverse, according to the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) 2020 survey.
Former Safe Work Australia director Marie Boland has produced 34 recommendations that could enhance workers’ safety after launching a review of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws 2018. Among her recommendations as an independent reviewer are to make regulations that deal with psychological health, improve the quality of asbestos registers and provide for a … Continue reading Work health and safety laws set for update