To The Rescue

Valerie Ingham and Ben Ingham present a case study of the training practices of the Mine Rescue Team at Golden Grove, Western Australia. Golden Grove background Golden Grove, 500 km north of Perth, is a complex and challenging operation. Geographically isolated, there are no nearby services or amenities.  At the time of the case study the mine …

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CSIRO Makes Open Pits Safer, By Design

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What began as an international research and technology transfer project has changed the way the mining industry approaches open pit design. Tony Heselev reports. When CSIRO senior manager Dr John Read brought together a group of industry contacts at a conference in Santiago in 2004 to sound out the idea of pooling knowledge of open …

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Undermine Safety

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In almost every investigation into underground mine accidents in Australia, lack of adequate training is cited as one of the contributing factors. From tragedies like the Moura mine disaster outlined so starkly on page XX, to near-misses that make everyone hug their children at the end of shift, gaps in training arise as a constant …

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Australia To Sell Uranium To United Arab Emirates As Part Of New Agreement

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Australia has entered into a Nuclear Cooperation Agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which is expected to open up new sales opportunities for this country’s uranium sector. Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb met with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah in Abu Dhabi overnight to witness the entry into force. “This Nuclear Cooperation …

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Nominations For The Return To Work Awards 2014 Are Now Open!

Nominations are being sought for the Queensland Return to Work Awards 2014. Now in its sixth year, the awards will again showcase successes in Queensland-based rehabilitation and return to work, with five categories recognising everyone involved in returning injured workers to work. Nominations will be accepted in the following categories: Employer Injured worker Rehabilitation and …

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