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Written by Daniel Hummerdal Safety audits have become central to safety management and governance. However, many organisations have noted that safety audits may have limited usefulness and some problematic consequences. People I’ve spoken with have...

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Worker trapped at Newcrest’s Gosowong mine

A geotechnical event at an Indonesian mine has left a worker trapped 300 metres underground. About 8.30pm on Monday night, the Kencana underground mine at the Gosowong Gold mine on Halmahera Island...

FIFO worker self-harms on Perth flight

A Chevron FIFO worker harmed himself during a flight to Perth on Friday. The man, who works at Chevron’s Gorgon Project on Barrow Island, is now “stable”, according to a site notice sent by...

Queensland coal mine dust double the limit

Dust levels at a Queensland coal mine where three miners have been diagnosed with the deadly black lung disease have been recorded up to six times the legal limit. Three workers at Vale’s Carborough...

Electric company charged over Hazelwood mine blaze

An electric service company has been charged with 10 safety breaches after the Hazelwood mine fire in Victoria’s La Trobe Valley, which burned for almost 40 days. After a WorkSafe...

Safety Compliance

Changes to NSW mine safety legislation commence

Changes to NSW mine safety legislation have commenced this month. The February 1 legislative changes relate to the DRE’s compliance and enforcement role in petroleum work health and safety (to...

Film targets safety on Queensland construction sites

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace today released a new work safety film targeting young workers and their employers in a bid to cut deaths and injuries on construction sites. The film covers...

Why do oil prices keep going down?

Marcelle Arak, University of Colorado Denver and Sheila Tschinkel, Emory University Global stock markets have been in a tailspin this week. And the sinking price of oil received at least some of the...

Moranbah miner assaulted in sleep to claim compo

A man who was beaten in his sleep at a Moranbah mining camp has been given the go-ahead to apply for compensation. The Industrial Court of Queensland dismissed an appeal by Mackay employer Civeo Pty...

One dead after NSW coal truck collision

A man was killed after a fatal accident near Appin Colliery on Wednesday morning. A coal truck and car collided just before 4.30am on Appin Road, according to police. Emergency services attended the...

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