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Company Fined for Unsafe Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Company fined $90,000 after mine worker injured

Process Minerals International has been fined $90,000 for failing to provide a safe working environment after a worker was seriously injured in 2012. The Woodie Woodie mine process plant contractor...

Queensland FIFO Review released

The Queensland Government has released a review of fly-in fly out mines in the state, which has presented eight recommendations to the mining industry. The state government commissioned the FIFO...

QRC launches Mental Health Blueprint

The Queensland Resources Council has launched a landmark Blueprint for Mental Health and Wellbeing as a guide for best practice for the sector that employs tens of thousands of Queenslanders. QRC...

Safe Work releases workplace vibration guidelines

The effects of vibration in workplaces can be permanently disabling, and Safe Work Australia has released guidance material to help manage the risk of vibration-related injury or illness. Over the...

New laws in NSW for workplace health and safety in mines

National Safe Work Month kicks off

Today marks the beginning of 2015 National Safe Work Month — a time to raise awareness and focus on health and safety in your workplace. In officially launching Safety Month, Safe Work Australia’s...

NSW mines slapped with fines

Boggabri Coal and Whitehaven have been slapped with a number of fines by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for environmental infringements. Boggabri received two penalty notices for...

Study links increased injury claims to heat

A new study by the University of Adelaide’s School of Public Health has linked data from worker compensation claims with temperature records. The research found there was an association between...

NSW Mine Safety shares weekly incident reports

NSW Mine Safety have started a new weekly incident summary, aimed at improving safety in Australian mines. The summary will be published online, and will show the total weekly “reportable...

WATCH: CFMEU release mine safety video

Safety at work should always come first. That’s the message the CFMEU are pushing for in their latest infographic-style video. According to the video, 3500 coal mine workers have died in...

Ten shocking alcohol-fuelled workplace accidents

After a long day at work, it is not uncommon to put our feet up and crack open a beer to unwind for the day. In an industry where days are longer than usual, and ‘home’ is an isolated...

Ridgeway mine death prompts employee monitoring

An investigation into the death of a 28-year-old worker at Cadia Ridgeway gold mine on September 6 has recommended regular monitoring of people working alone. The Mine Safety Investigation Unit...

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