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With driverless trucks, the Internet of Things, and automation creating a safer and more futuristic industry, AMSJ chats to QUT Professor of Robotics Jonathan Roberts about technology in the mining industry. Tell me about your background, and how...

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The Uber Effect

CEO of IFS Alastair Sorbie talks technology disruption and how we should be embracing the new opportunities technology brings. What are your thoughts on companies adopting new technologies...

Collision Avoidance

Driving standards are not changing anywhere near as quickly as the modernization of light vehicle safety. Specialist crash investigator and mine site driver trainer George Foessel examines why...

Beat The Heat

While we head towards cooler seasons, most of the country’s mines feel little reprieve from the sun and swelter in the heat all year round. Stewart Masson writes about first responders...

A Helping Hand To Heal

Supervisors are key in supporting injured workers, WorkCover Queensland’s Matthew Cross says. When a worker is injured at work, often their first port of call will naturally be their direct...

Safety Sense

Can safety make sense and still fail to manage risk? CRUNCH TIME FOR THE SAFETY INDUSTRY We are at a critical point within our industry. We seem to have more safety than ever before, but I don’t...

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Australia’s work-related fatality rates have been steadily trending downwards over recent years, although sadly, in 2015, 193 workers lost their lives at work. World Day for Safety and Health at Work...

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Safety News – Around the world

1 USA On December 3, the former Chairman and CEO of the Massey Energy Company Don Blankenship was convicted of a federal charge of conspiring to violate mine safety standards, in the case of the...

mining safety innovations

Victorian mines safer with new cutting edge technology

A new high-tech research project in the Latrobe Valley will make open-cut mining safer for Victorian workers and the community. The $2.2 million Batter Stability Project was launched at Energy...

Black Lung diagnosis missed by doctors

One of the six Queensland miners with a confirmed case of Black Lung was initially misdiagnosed by a doctor, a panel investigating to re-emergence of the deadly lung disease has found. The...

Doctors appointed to tackle black lung

A special group of coal mining medicos will be created to tackle the growing health concerns of Queensland miners surrounding the re-emergence of black lung disease. Minister for State Development...

What does quality training actually mean

What is quality training? Many have tried to define it, but with so many variables and being open to interpretation by individuals and organisations, a common outcome is invariably difficult to...

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