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#news Free ‘Safety Pays in Mining’ Tool

NIOSH is offering a new, online tool, “Safety Pays in Mining,” which allows mining companies to calculate the cost of injury claims and see how they could profitably spend the savings...

Black lung: Miners shafted by fatal mistakes

Michael Wray, The Courier-Mail: EVERY night, even in the middle of summer, Sue Byron prepares two spare doonas and two hot water bottles in her Mackay home. Then she boils a jug of water and gets in...

Awards have 25,861 reasons to promote safety

WorkSafe is calling on all businesses and workers to prioritise safety to help drive down the number of workplace deaths and injuries across Victoria. According to new WorkSafe data, almost 26,000...

Work Health and Safety Strategy review

Safe Work Australia has begun the mid-term review of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022, due to be completed by the end of 2017. The Australian Strategy, with its vision of...

#FUN READ 7 Things To Know: Safety Shoes

Shopping for safety shoes online is often problematic issue for many buyers. Having a clear perception of the required size, fitting and individual needs can help you opt for models of leading safety...

Uncontrolled release of well bore fluids: Surat Basin

During a coal seam gas drilling operation in the Surat Basin, the well began to flow when the 9-5/8” casing was being run to approximately 400 m into the Hutton sandstone formation. The 13-3/8”...

Grange Resources

Treacherous fall leaves mine worker dead in Tasmania

A mine worker has died after falling at an iron ore mine in western Tasmania. Grange Resources has been placed in a trading halt, after one of the contracted staff fell a considerable distance to his...

Stroke helmet

New helmet gives instant stroke diagnosis

Imagine if mine staff suddenly collapse while working in a remote location. What injury could it be? Thanks to new technology being trialled, a stroke can be ruled-out within seconds. For the first...

Amy Douglas-Martens WA Department Mines

Mental health a priority for new mine inspector

Mental health and wellbeing will be high on the agenda for the latest mine inspector at Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum. Amy Douglas-Martens (pictured right) was recently...

Black Lung

Inquiry hears horrors of black lung disease

A North American expert in black lung has revealed at an inquiry the deadly disease is still killing Queensland coal miners even though authorities thought it was non-existent. United States black...

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