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WA Government “abandons” FIFO workers

The West Australian government has been accused of abandoning fly-in fly-out workers after it refused to establish the recommendations in a state inquiry into the mental health impacts of FIFO. The state government advised on Tuesday that it...

DMP Mines Safety Roadshow kicks off this week

The eleventh annual Mines Safety Roadshow started on Tuesday in Geraldton to highlight important safety issues in Western Australia’s mining industry. Presented by the Department of Mines and...

Worker injured after rubber hose failure

A worker was seriously injured when he was sprayed by anhydrous ammonia after failure of flexible rubber hose, according to a significant incident report released by the Department of Mines and...

NSW weekly incident summary

The NSW Department of Industry, Resources and Energy released their weekly incident summary on October 7. There was a total of 25 level 1 incidents, seven level 2 incidents, and no level 3 incidents...

Study shows caffeine reduces driver error

New research by Defence researchers has found caffeine marginally reduces driver drowsiness but significantly reduces driving errors. Chief Defence scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky said the study formed...

Consistent DMP environmental compliance in WA

Compliance activities carried out by Department of Mines and Petroleum environment officers have shown consistent levels of environmental compliance by Western Australian mining operators. The number...

Eighty-seven work-related deaths in 2015

Safe Work Australia have released their Notifiable Fatalities June 2015 Monthly Report, revealing a total of 87 work-related deaths from January to June. The report revealed there was 15 work-related...

Company Fined for Unsafe Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Company fined $90,000 after mine worker injured

Process Minerals International has been fined $90,000 for failing to provide a safe working environment after a worker was seriously injured in 2012. The Woodie Woodie mine process plant contractor...

Queensland FIFO Review released

The Queensland Government has released a review of fly-in fly out mines in the state, which has presented eight recommendations to the mining industry. The state government commissioned the FIFO...

QRC launches Mental Health Blueprint

The Queensland Resources Council has launched a landmark Blueprint for Mental Health and Wellbeing as a guide for best practice for the sector that employs tens of thousands of Queenslanders. QRC...

Safe Work releases workplace vibration guidelines

The effects of vibration in workplaces can be permanently disabling, and Safe Work Australia has released guidance material to help manage the risk of vibration-related injury or illness. Over the...

New laws in NSW for workplace health and safety in mines

National Safe Work Month kicks off

Today marks the beginning of 2015 National Safe Work Month — a time to raise awareness and focus on health and safety in your workplace. In officially launching Safety Month, Safe Work Australia’s...

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