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NSW mines slapped with fines

Boggabri Coal and Whitehaven have been slapped with a number of fines by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for environmental infringements. Boggabri received two penalty notices for $3000, for the clearing of 7.7 hectares of native...

Study links increased injury claims to heat

A new study by the University of Adelaide’s School of Public Health has linked data from worker compensation claims with temperature records. The research found there was an association between...

NSW Mine Safety shares weekly incident reports

NSW Mine Safety have started a new weekly incident summary, aimed at improving safety in Australian mines. The summary will be published online, and will show the total weekly “reportable...

WATCH: CFMEU release mine safety video

Safety at work should always come first. That’s the message the CFMEU are pushing for in their latest infographic-style video. According to the video, 3500 coal mine workers have died in...

Ten shocking alcohol-fuelled workplace accidents

After a long day at work, it is not uncommon to put our feet up and crack open a beer to unwind for the day. In an industry where days are longer than usual, and ‘home’ is an isolated...

Ridgeway mine death prompts employee monitoring

An investigation into the death of a 28-year-old worker at Cadia Ridgeway gold mine on September 6 has recommended regular monitoring of people working alone. The Mine Safety Investigation Unit...

Queenslanders remember at Miners Memorial Day tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Queensland mining community will stop and spare a moment to remember those heroes in hard hats who have died in the mining industry. The 2015 Miners Memorial Day service will be held...

Family friendly roster win for Gorgon employees

Union members voted overwhelmingly in support of a change to the Gorgon roster, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has announced. Ninety-three per cent of members voted ‘yes’ on a...

Mining industry mental health blueprint launched

The Australian mining industry launched a new blueprint to address mental health and wellbeing issues in the workforce, announced by the Minerals Council of Australia last week. The blueprint...

Perth man killed in workplace accident

A man has died in a workplace accident after allegedly being caught in a large industrial mixer in Perth. The 58-year-old process worker’s arm had become trapped at the Klinger Australia...

Safe Work Australia offers free seminars

  Safe Work Australia are offering free health and safety seminars for the month of October. Broadcast daily throughout National Safe Work Month in October, the Virtual Seminar Series showcases...

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