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Everyone has the right to feel physically and emotionally safe in the workplace, and workers aren’t the only ones that benefit from a stable environment, Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland’s Tony Stevenson writes. Over recent years, the...

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China to close more than 1000 coal mines

The Chinese mining industry is expected to take a huge hit this year, with the country planning to close more than 1000 coal mines in 2016. The closures are in response to faltering demand for coal...

Explosion at Townsville nickel refinery

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are investigating an explosion at Clive Palmer’s nickel refinery on Tuesday. One of the Townsville refinery’s roasters, used to melt nickel, has been isolated...

Resources sector farewells industry ‘champions’

Tributes have been flowing this week after the retirement announcements of two resource industry leaders. Former resources and energy Minister Ian Macfarlane and Shadow Minister Gary Gray both...

OPINION: WHAT IRKS ME ABOUT SAFETY EYE WEAR

By John Ninness When it comes to safety eyewear there’s a prolific choice on the market. Apart from the obvious compliance with relevant standards like AS1337, there are a range of important...

Supervisor pinned in underground mine accident

An incident in which a supervisor was crushed between two vehicles has been put down to a lack of communication and failure to recognise risks, according to a report by the Department of Mines and...

WATCH: FIFO duo lip-sync for Valentine’s Day again

The dynamic Pilbara FIFO lip-syncing duo is back with another Valentine’s Day performance. Jason Allen and Jamie Byers released a video last year of the pair lip-syncing to Whitney...

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Ears To The Ground

People working in the quarrying and mining industries face a number of occupational health challenges. The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists’ Beno Groothoff gives some sound advice on...

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Top 10 Safety Innovations

The resources industry is evolving every day, and companies are adapting new and improved ways to not only improve productivity, but safety. Sometimes, it isn’t the mad scientists or engineers in lab...

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The path to safety

Safety Engineer Dr Drew Rae says the mining industry is faced with a desperate shortfall of safety knowledge. What is your background in safety? My original training was in computer systems...

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Written in Blood

In 1994, the lives of eleven men were lost after an explosion ripped through the Moura No 2 underground coal mine in Queensland. AMSJ speaks exclusively to district chief safety inspector Greg...

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Know The Drill

Department of Mines and Petroleum inspectors Chris Gamble, Stuart Erskine and Dean Crouch give us the drill on exploration safety. The drilling industry is a cornerstone of mining, involved in...

If the hard hat fits

If The Hard Hat Fits

When it comes to hiring a safety officer or manager for a site, there are many things that hiring managers must take into consideration to ensure their workers are kept safe. Link Resources’ Angela...

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