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DMP releases report into first fatality of 2016

The Department of Mines and Petroleum have released a significant incident report into the death of a 32-year-old worker at a Rio Tinto mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Lee Buzzard...

Semarco mine won’t reopen this year, BHP says

  BHP Billiton has said it was unlikely the Samarco iron ore mine would reopen, after the tragic events in November 2015 when two dam bursts. “Samarco makes an important contribution to...

Queensland gov’t launches “attack” on black lung

Tougher coal dust controls, new and better testing, and better trained medicos are the backbone of a new regime to protect the health of the state’s 5500 underground coal miners. A day after...

Shoddy welding ‘will lead to deaths’

The Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) has warned that Public safety is at risk unless Australian politicians legislate to enforce compliance with Australian standards for fabricated...

BLOG: Four ways to eliminate blame and not shift it

By Noel Hengelbrok, Safety Differently Many safety professionals may be supporting the proliferation of blame without knowing it. As we have found success in removing blame from the frontline...

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Fourth case of black lung confirmed in a week

A fourth case of black lung has been confirmed in less than a week, bringing the total number of coal miners diagnosed to 11. The Department of Natural Resources and Mines announced the latest victim...

Light vehicles recalled

Over the last month a number of light vehicle manufacturers have issued recall notices. Mitsubishi and Toyota have jointly recalled more than 750,000 passenger vehicles sold in Australia...

Workers evacuated at Gorgon project

Workers at Chevron’s Gorgon project on Barrow Island were forced to stop work and evacuate due to a gas leak last week. Just before midnight on Friday, workers were told to leave the site after...

Notices Issued For Unsafe Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Proposed changes to Australian Dangerous Goods Code

The National Transport Commission (NTC) today released proposed improvements to the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail. Chief executive Paul Retter said the...

Three new cases of black lung confirmed

Three cases of black lung have been confirmed in as many days taking the total number of confirmed cases to 10. A 55-year-old underground coal mine worker was confirmed to have the deadly lung...

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