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safe mining environment

Integrating contractors into a safe mining environment

A safe mining operation goes a long way towards also making it a sustainable one. Sustainability was a hot topic at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne this year...

FIFO workers

Bullying, burnout in line for change among FIFO workers

Rates of psychological distress, workplace bullying and burnout are significantly higher among fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers than their non-FIFO counterparts, one of Australia’s most comprehensive...

Tyre handing

BHP delivers safer tyre handling system to Saraji

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Saraji coal mine in Central Queensland has made a commitment to challenge its existing mindset around tyre handlers. Tyre fitters are exposed to many...

Dust diseases

New dust diseases clinic opened on Pitt Street

A dust diseases clinic has opened on Pitt Street, Sydney to provide medical access for New South Wales workers impacted by exposure to hazardous materials such as asbestos and silica. The clinic’s...

workplace flexibility

New laws promote workplace flexibility

The Fair Work Commission has introduced important changes to flexible work that will affect millions of workers across all industries, including mining. Employers are now required to offer any...

abandoned mine

Mines Rescue team searches abandoned mine

A US based mines rescue team has completed a search today of a sealed abandoned mine for a missing person. The mine was reportedly last entered in 1998. According to reports, the mine, in Boone...

heat stress

Heat stress reminder from Regulator

WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety reminder to workers about the dangers of heat stress and working in high heat environments on mine sites and remote...

diggers falls off bench

Digger falls off bench at Caval Ridge

Digger falls off bench. We have received an unconfirmed report that a BMA Caterpillar digger fell off a 6 metre bench at BMA’s Caval Ridge mine 17 km south of Moranbah. The incident reportedly...

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