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The Victorian Government has reopened the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry to get to the bottom of community health concerns following the 2014 fire and consider rehabilitation at the Latrobe Valley’s coal mines. Resources Minister Lily D’Ambrosio and...

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Operations commence after horror week in WA mines

Aditya Birla Minerals Ltd recommenced open stope bogging operations at the Nifty underground copper mine on Wednesday, after the death of a worker on May 11. A statement from the company said a risk...

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? If you have read previous articles I have written you may have picked up that I think language is very important. To me, language is like the currency of culture. It is how the...

01 Compliant State

Sudden Change – Are our front line leaders ready

Management of risks in the workplace is no easy task in any industry. It involves significant effort and investment towards designing and implementing Health, Safety and Environmental Management...

Mine worker killed at WA copper mine

A mine worker has been killed after an incident at Aditya Birla’s Nifty copper mine on Monday afternoon. The 46-year-old contractor died while transporting rock and ore at a copper mine in...

Sweltering at work costs billions, study says

MINE workers know all too well the suffering of working long days in the sweltering heat. A study has revealed that as the earth’s temperature continually rises and workers sweat it out at work...

BHP Billiton hits the road with beyondblue

Thousands of Pilbara mining employees will be provided with direct access to beyondblue’s mental health resources and support as the Pilbara Mental Health Roadshow kicks off this week. The not-for...

01 Environmental Buesiness

What’s this environmental business all about

Over the next few issues of AMSJ, mine site environmental specialist, Phil Abernethy, will walk through, step by step, the essentials of environmental management in the resources sector. All mining...

QRC hit back at ‘misleading’ coal dust report

A coal dust report by anti-coal activist group Clean Air Queensland is “deeply flawed” and “misleading”, according to the peak body for the state’s resources sector. Chief...

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...

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