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New laws in NSW for workplace health and safety in mines

New NSW Health And Safety Mining Laws In Place

February 1 was the start date for New South Wales’ new mining health and safety laws, replacing the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002 and the Mine Health and Safety Act 2004 with the Work...

Crane Designer Slapped With Fine For Unsafe Design

Crane Designer Slapped With Fine For Unsafe Design

Poor engineering design which led to the collapse of an 80 tonne crane in 2013 has seen Etschmann Engineering slapped with a $16,000 fine and $5000 court costs. The company pled guilty to breaching...

second degree burns safety alert

Worker at mine suffers second degree burns

A Safety Alert has been issued over an incident in which a tradesman suffered second degree burns on his right hand, after drilling into an enclosed excavator counterweight and causing a gas...

Mentor program

Apply Now For WorkCover Mentor Program

Mines and mine services companies in NSW are being encouraged to apply for WorkCover NSW’s Mentor Program. Under the program, large and medium-sized businesses are paired with small businesses...

AGL BTEX test was positive

Toxic Chemical BTEX Found In AGL Mine Flowback

After discovering potentially toxic chemicals in flowback water, gas company AGL has halted operations at the Gloucester coal seam gas project north of Newcastle. The company voluntarily shut the...

Change of guard at Coal Services

Coal Services will soon welcome a new General Manager and a new Coal Mines Technical Services (CMTS) Manager with both Paul Healey and Peter Mason announcing their retirement last week. Matthew...

Mine Worker Walks Away After Six Metre Fall Incident

A Significant Incident Report has been issued after a worker at a WA mine lost his balance on a mobile screening plant and fell over six metres to the ground. The incident happened after a supervisor...

Unfair dismissal of Moolarben mine worker upheld

A Moolarben mine worker had his appeal against an unfair dismissal decision rejected by the Fair Work Commission late last week. Andrew Maunder was dismissed on 22 March 2014 from the NSW coal mine...

Take a Moment to Catch Your Breath

Food, clothing and shelter may be the basic needs of human kind, but they pale in comparison to our most essential need of all; the need to breath, writes TR Mackay.  Clean air is vital to our...

Calls For Remote Truck Drivers to Have Mandatory GPS

The Transport Workers Union is calling for the introduction of  new laws making it mandatory for employers to provide emergency positioning beacons to transport workers operating in remote areas. The...

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