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Why do we have to do the Death-Knock?

A Second on Safety by David G Broadbent There is that awful rapping of the knuckles on the door. It usually has to be repeated 2-3 times; the manager always seems to knock ever so quietly. Why do you...

Cyclone Alert for Port Hedland and Karratha

Cyclone Alert for Port Hedland and Karratha

A blue alert has been issued for the mining towns of Port Hedland and Karratha due to concern that a tropical low off the northern coast of Western Australia could develop into a category 2 cyclone...

Miner Sacked For Drug Use Claims Drink Was Spiked

A mine worker who tested positive to methylamphetamine during a routine mine site drug test has told the Fair Work Commission that she believes her drink was spiked during a hotel drinking binge...

Miner Breaks Foot at Mount Kembla Mine

A mine worker has broken his foot 5 kilometres underground at the Dendrobium mine at Mount Kembla in New South Wales. According to the Illawarra Mercury the incident occurred this morning when a...

More Drug Raids at Western Australian Mine Sites

More drug raids have been conducted by police at mine sites in Western Australia as part of Operation Redwater. The latest raids were conducted Wednesday and yesterday at BHP and Rio Tinto -owned...

Yullero 2 Gas Well May Have Been Sabotaged

WA police believe that Buru Energy’s Yulleroo 2 gas well has been deliberately sabotaged, sparking the gas leak investigation as reported on Monday. DMP Executive Director Petroleum Jeff Haworth said...

The Common Sense Safety Conundrum

The Common Sense Complaint If only I had a dollar for every time someone has complained about the loss of common sense when talking about safety in general, and more particularly about safety...

Long working hours linked to increased risky alcohol use

Employees who work more than 48 hours per week are more likely to engage in risky alcohol consumption than those who work standard weeks, finds a new study published in The BMJ today. Risky alcohol...

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