• Stressed Out

    The impact of stress-related illness in the mining sector is greater than many suspect, writes Helen Gibbons. To its credit, the mining industry is becoming increasingly aware that unmanaged mental ...

1 In 10 Workers Absent Or Affected By Drugs At Work

A poll conducted by the Australian Drug Foundation has found that 10% of Victorian employees had either taken a day off and/or gone to work feeling the effects of their drug use. In a large sample of Victorian workers, drugs were identified as illegal drugs, synthetic drugs and un-prescribed pharmaceutical medications. The Australian Drug Foundation’s Head of …

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October Is Safe Work Australia Month

This October is Safe Work Australia Month (safety month) – a time to promote the importance and raise the awareness of work health and safety in Australia. As part of safety month Safe Work Australia is hosting the first Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy Virtual Seminar Series (VSS)—a free online event aimed at those …

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Smoke From Burning Rock At McArthur Mine Angers Locals

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A pile of burning waste rock at Glencore’s McArthur River Mine is sending plumes of smoke into the air, angering nearby communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria area of the Northern Territory. The ABC reports that Glencore claims the rock ‘self-combusted’ in December of last year in oven-like conditions when pyrite iron sulphide was dumped on top …

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Real Men Wear Pink For Breast Cancer Research

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and Bisley Workwear are challenging Aussie mine workers to ditch their traditional high-vis workwear for pink high-vis as part of NBCF’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign. The campaign poses the question “are you man enough?” to men (and women) across Australia and challenges them to don pink to raise money for …

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One Tonne & Rising – Industry Interview With Scott Browne

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1000 days injury free is no mean feat for any industry. Director of SAB Mining, Scott Browne, explains how his team was able to achieve this milestone on two of QCoal’s Bowen Basin mine sites. Earlier this year QCoal’s Sonoma and Cows sites near Collinsville achieved 1000 days injury free. What do you see as …

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