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Mine haul road safety optimised with company alliance

Mine operators typically face a continuous struggle when trying to balance dust suppression and overwatering on mine haul roads. However, to offer a solution a group of companies have united to help...

Miner loses beard battle with BHP Billiton

AN Adelaide man has been left in a prickly situation, after losing a battle with BHP Billiton for unfair dismissal when he was shaved from the company for having a beard. The Fair Work Commission...

Emergency competition hones life-saving skills

THE Goldfields’ annual mines emergency response competition kicks off today and is a salient reminder of the importance of safety across Western Australia’s resources industry. Sixty...

ACTU calls for stronger workplace death laws

THE Australian Council of Trade Unions has called on the government to strengthen national Occupational Health and Safety laws and make directors personally liable for workplace injuries and death...

Miners racking up Australia’s highest medical bills

WHEN it comes to workplace injury, Australia’s mining sector incurs the highest treatment cost per worker, with the longest average treatment duration, according to the latest report from...

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A Tasmanian Tragedy – Disaster at Mt Lyell

The Mt Lyell mine disaster of 1912 was a great personal tragedy, however the aftermath also proved a great travesty of justice, writes T.R. Mackay. The tragedy unfolded around 11.15am on 12 October...

Nominations open for workplace safety awards

QUEENSLAND workers will be striving for safety success, as Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations Curtis Pitt announced nominations are now open for this year’s Queensland Safe Work and...

Agnew Gold fined $75,000 after workplace incident

AGNEW Gold Mining Company has been fined $75,000 for failing to provide a safe working environment following an incident that left three Goldfields mine workers seriously injured. The company pleaded...

Rio Tinto company pleads guilty over death of WA miner

An iron ore company owned by Rio Tinto has pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe working environment for its employees, after the death of a man at a Western Australian mine. Brent Glew, 27...

Wormald partners with Komatsu

WORMALD has signed a national supply agreement with Komatsu to provide Fire Suppression System Kits for mobile equipment. An industry first, the partnership will see vehicle fire suppression systems...

Focus on workplace safety for Workers’ Memorial Day

WORKERS who have lost their lives will be remembered today, for World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day. Today is a day to focus on taking actions which can prevent future...

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