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Lessons From The Past: Creswick Mine Disaster of 1882

[hr]No one could have imagined that in the small but prosperous town of Creswick in 1882 there would occur the worst gold mining accident in Australia – a record that stands to this day. [hr] The...

Inhaling helium not always harmless fun warns BOC

Gases and engineering company BOC has raised its concerns over a recent segment on popular US television program The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon which showed the host and actor Morgan Freeman...

1 in 10 workers absent or affected by drugs at work

A poll conducted by the Australian Drug Foundation has found that 10% of Victorian employees had either taken a day off and/or gone to work feeling the effects of their drug use. In a large sample of...

October is Safe Work Australia Month

This October is Safe Work Australia Month (safety month) – a time to promote the importance and raise the awareness of work health and safety in Australia. As part of safety month Safe Work Australia...

Smoke from burning rock at McArthur Mine angers locals

A pile of burning waste rock at Glencore’s McArthur River Mine is sending plumes of smoke into the air, angering nearby communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria area of the Northern Territory...

Real Men Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Research

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and Bisley Workwear are challenging Aussie mine workers to ditch their traditional high-vis workwear for pink high-vis as part of NBCF’s Real Men Wear...

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A good day’s sleep

Pamela Lewis gives her tips on what mine workers can do to survive the rigors of shift work. Midnight. At a time when it’s difficult just to stay awake, you are expected to function at a reasonable...

Safety News: Around The World

[tabs style=”boxed”] [tab title=”1 Us”] United States A proposal by OSHA that would require new and producing oil wells to satisfy process safety management standards that...

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