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.
A Western Australian alumina operation has proven that radical changes can be made through robotic technology.
Rio Tinto is working with Scania to make the Dampier Salt operation in Western Australia a safer environment by testing an autonomous transport system.
The Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has provided a reminder of the dangers cyclones pose to the industry. Mining and petroleum operations across the state have been told to ensure contingency plans are established and can be activated ahead of the start of the cyclone season on November 1. The Bureau … Continue reading Get ready for cyclone season
Governments in Australia have pooled together $30 million to go towards 15 projects aimed at making roads in Western Australia safer for heavy vehicles. As part of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, the projects have been backed with more than $13.7 million in Federal Government, $6.2 million in Western Australian Government and $11 … Continue reading Governments join forces to make WA safer for heavy vehicles
ESS has updated its EZI-GUARD safety system with a few tweaks over the past year. Jeremy Andeway tells Safe to Work about the upgrades.
WorkSafe has released a reminder saying that workers can report workplace hazards and incidents in confidence 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Roy Hill has committed $18.66 million to building a single-span rail bridge that carries the Great Northern Highway over the Roy Hill rail line. The bridge will lead into Port Hedland’s port in Western Australia.
South32 operates a new robot, the BIKE platform, to carry out safety checks at its Worsley alumina operation in Western Australia, one of the world’s largest alumina producers in the world.
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety gathered mine site leaders to talk safety at its fourth annual registered managers forum last week.
Pilbara Minerals (PLS) has received a $19.5 million loan from Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to upgrade Western Australia’s 70km Pippingarra Road that stretches from PLS’ Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project.
MineARC systems nabbed two awards including the 2018 Telstra Western Australian Business of the Year and Medium and Making Waves awards last week.
Doray Minerals has resumed activities after ensuring that there were no further hazards two days after its underground loader caught fire last week.
Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) has allocated $1 million of funding to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal communities including the Pilbara, Kalgoorlie and Kimberley regions.
Rio Tinto’s first intelligent mine in the Pilbara in Western Australia will deliver safety improvements to the mine site, incorporating the latest in high-tech advances in the industry.
Rio Tinto said it will commit hundreds of million dollars over decades to rehabilitate its Argyle diamond mine in the Kimberley region in Western Australia, following its scheduled closure in early 2020.
Alcoa continues to pioneer new ways of working with digital tools and is now utilising drones technology to perform its operations across Western Australia.