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Laws of the land

Mine site environmental specialist Phil Abernethy takes a look at international and Commonwealth laws that can impact on mining activities. ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION BACKGROUND Historically...

Western Australia’s safest workplaces recognised

Five local businesses and projects have been praised for their efforts to reduce the risk of work-related injury and disease across Western Australia. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin announced the...

Handling the heat

With summer fast approaching, heat stress is again becoming an issue of concern, particularly for those working on mine sites in Australia’s harsh environment. Dietitian Kaitlyn Bruschi shares some...

Professor Sidney Dekker

Q&A with Professor Sidney Dekker

SAFETY DIFFERENTLY Professor, author and pilot Sidney Dekker talks safety from 30,000ft, “overparenting” in the mining industry, and how one Australian mine has scrapped all safety procedures in a...

Waiting for the axe to fall

Waiting for the axe to fall

Uncertainty is a crippling and debilitating thing, and sadly these days many people are finding themselves in exactly that state in the workplace, Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland’s Tony...

lost at sea

Lost at sea

In an act of courage powered by a desperate plee for change, marine superintendent Jason Tulipan shares the story of how his mental illness caused him to lose everything and find rock bottom, and how...

know safety no pain

Know safety, no pain

Professor David Cliff writes about OHS in the minerals industry in the 21st century. Great progress has been made in reducing accidents and incidents in the mining industry. Large highly mechanised...

Forces of nature

Forces of nature

Weather expert Matt Saunderson talks about forecasting mining safety with advanced weather solutions. The vast continent of Australia experiences the full range of weather phenomena that Mother...

FIFO worker denied compensation after workmate death

A Queensland FIFO worker has lost an appeal for workers compensation for psychological injury after witnessing his co-workers dead body wheeled away. On January 31, 2013, Mr Sansom, a Caval Ridge...

Safety and health studies need expert opinion

The Department of Mines and Petroleum have urged health and safety professionals to participate in university research studies. “Safety and health representatives make a major contribution to...

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