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IMPROVING SAFETY & PRODUCTIVITY IN COAL MINES

Working with the industry and equipment manufacturers to develop sensor technology, CSIRO have released the following case study of impact, aimed at keeping miners safer and improving productivity. THE CHALLENGE Coal mines are hazardous workplaces...

A FATAL OUTBURST

SEVEN MEN DEAD – WAS IT AN EXPLOSION WAITING TO HAPPEN? An extract from The Coalminers of Queensland, Volume 1: CREATING THE TRADITIONS, a CFMEU publication written by Pete Thomas...

Have your say on WA mining safety legislations

Stakeholder input is now being sought as part of the State Government’s process to modernise and consolidate safety legislation covering mining, petroleum and major hazard facilities (MHFs) in...

GDF Suez refuse to foot $18m Hazelwood mine fire bill

GDF Suez are refusing to pay the $18 million bill for fire fighting efforts to extinguish a fire that burned for 45 days at their Hazelwood mine in Victoria, blanketing nearby towns in smokes and ash...

Worker injured at Boggabri coal mine

A worker has been injured at the Boggabri coal mine this morning, after being trapped in his vehicle following an interaction with a dozer on the site. A Boggabri Coal operator Idemitsu spokesperson...

AMWU rejects oil company proposal for safety concerns

A union has rejected an oil and gas company’s proposed new enterprise deal after twelve months of negotiations. The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union said the company is insisting on amendments...

OHS release new rules for fixed ladders

That precarious moment when you step off or onto the top of a ladder has been the focus of new material released by Safe Work Australia. The OHS policy body published a revision of the model Code of...

Safety concerns over 457 visa deal to axe skills test

The Federal Government is facing criticism over its plan to axe mandatory skills assessments for Chinese migrants seeking to work in Australia on a temporary work (skilled) visa (subclass 457). The...

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Call for safety and health reps to participate in study

Safety and health representatives make a major contribution to workplace health and safety in the Western Australian mining industry. With potential changes in the Western Australian mining health...

Man in court over Hazelwood mine blaze

A man has faced court, accused of starting the fire that burned for 45-days at the Hazelwood Mine in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The 20 year-old from Gippsland, appeared in the Latrobe Valley...

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