• 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 ...

A Good Day’s Sleep

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Pamela Lewis gives her tips on what mine workers can do to survive the rigors of shift work. Midnight. At a time when it’s difficult just to stay awake, you are expected to function at a reasonable level. Unfortunately, labouring through the night can wreak havoc on your body, weakening your immune system and causing …

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International Standard For Responsible Mining Draft Document Open For Public Comment

A draft of an international Standard for responsible mining was released yesterday by the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA), and is now available for public comment. The IRMA is a partnership that comprises stakeholders from the mining industry, organised labour, nongovernmental organisations, mining communities, and businesses. In a statement the IRMA said, “The draft Standard is …

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North Wambo Wins Hunter Valley Underground Mines Rescue Competition

The team from Peabody’s North Wambo mine has taken out top honours at the 31st annual Hunter Valley underground Mines Rescue competition  held at the Hunter Valley Mines Rescue station last Friday. Six teams, including two composite teams, battled it out for the coveted title this year. Each was put through five different active rescue scenarios …

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Safe Work Australia Releases Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2011-12 Report.

Safe Work Australia has released the Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2011-12 report. This is the 20th annual report that uses the National Data Set for Compensation-based Statistics (NDS). This new edition replaces the previous Compendium of Workers’ Compensation statistics series. The Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2011-12 report features a new format which includes a greater focus on …

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