• 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 ...

Contractor Dies On Origin Gas Project In South West Queensland

A contractor from the Gold Coast has died at Origin Energy’s Reedy Creek gas fields in south west Queensland. According to Surat Basin.com, the worker died at approximately 8.45am yesterday after being involved in a crash at the work site. The man was working for contractor WDS. WDS CEO Terry Chapman told Surat Basin.com that …

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Kestrel Mine’s Rescue Team Takes 3rd Place Internationally

A Mines Rescue Team from Kestrel mine, situated near Emerald in Central Queensland, has won third place in the ninth International Mines Rescue Competition in Poland. The result was announced in the Polish city of Katowice on Friday night, and it places the Kestrel Mines Rescue Team among the world’s best in a simulated rescue …

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New Online Mental Health Resource For FIFOs

Thanks to the launch of a new online resource, Fly-in Fly-Out (FIFO) workers and their families will now have better access to help and support with mental illness. The ‘This FIFO Life’ website was developed by the Mental Illness Fellowship of Western Australia (MIFWA), and it highlights the challenges of the FIFO lifestyle, including the …

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Electrical Engineering Safety Seminar

In its 24th year, the annual Electrical Engineering Safety Seminar seminar is returning to Sydney Olympic Park this year at the Waterview Convention Centre on 5-6 November. The popular seminar will focus on “Staying connected through safety” and it will feature presentations from a range of industry experts and professionals. The topics to be covered include: Proximity …

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FIFO Workers Should Look Out For Each Other And Ask R U OK?

FIFO workers in the mines are being asked to look out for each other during long rosters by suicide-prevention organisation R U OK? The new R U OK? Afield campaign targeting workmates in FIFO and drive in drive out industries is supported by key NRL and AFL players. The campaign uses images of players from opposing …

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