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NSW Shines at New Zealand Mines Rescue Competition

NSW Shines at New Zealand Mines Rescue Competition

Two members of the NSW Mines Rescue team were invited as expert international guests to the inaugural New Zealand Mines Rescue competition held at Newmont Waihi Gold last week. David Connell...

NSW mines encouraged to 'Get Healthy at Work'

NSW Mines encouraged to ‘Get Healthy at Work’

Mines in NSW are being encouraged to register their business with Work Cover NSW’s latest health and safety initiative, Get Healthy at Work. As a free, government-sponsored service, Get Healthy...

Are You Being Bullied in the Workplace?

Are You Being Bullied in the Workplace?

Are you being bullied in the workplace? You have rights and you don’t have to take it. We all know that bullies are sad, insecure people, who may or may not, have mummy issues. They are also...

Too Much Paperwork Compromising Safety on Work Sites

Too much paperwork and over-regulation is seriously compromising safety on the work sites across Australia, according to the Master Builders Association. Master Builders Association policy director...

Unions Criticise Industry for Denying FIFO Suicide Link

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union secretary Steve McCartney has criticised WA’s Chamber of Mines and Energy for denying that a link exists between the FIFO lifestyle and an increased...

Mine Companies Putting Production Before Safety

Mine companies are not doing enough to prevent permanent injury to workers who operate high vibrating machinery, and are putting productivity targets before workers welfare, according to an expert in...

High Iron Foods Bad for the Livers of Shift Workers

Shift workers who eat high-iron foods at night may be disrupting the circadian clock in their livers and adversely affecting their health, according to a new study. Disrupted circadian clocks...

Report into roof bolting machine hazards released

A special report into mobile roof bolting machine hazards has been released following the injury and subsequent death of a mine worker in 2008. On the 24 July 2008, a coal miner working at Myuna...

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