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lost at sea

In an act of courage powered by a desperate plee for change, marine superintendent Jason Tulipan shares the story of how his mental illness caused him to lose everything and find rock bottom, and how he fought back. To some, mental illness can be...

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know safety no pain

Know safety, no pain

Professor David Cliff writes about OHS in the minerals industry in the 21st century. Great progress has been made in reducing accidents and incidents in the mining industry. Large highly mechanised...

Forces of nature

Forces of nature

Weather expert Matt Saunderson talks about forecasting mining safety with advanced weather solutions. The vast continent of Australia experiences the full range of weather phenomena that Mother...

FIFO worker denied compensation after workmate death

A Queensland FIFO worker has lost an appeal for workers compensation for psychological injury after witnessing his co-workers dead body wheeled away. On January 31, 2013, Mr Sansom, a Caval Ridge...

Safety and health studies need expert opinion

The Department of Mines and Petroleum have urged health and safety professionals to participate in university research studies. “Safety and health representatives make a major contribution to...

Mental health app takes top gong at safety awards

Murphy Pipe and Civil’s mental health app has been recognised by the Australian Pipeline and Gas Association, taking home first prize for the APGA’s annual Safety Award last week. Last...

department of mines and petroleum charged Pilbara Iron Company following a workers death

Rio Tinto fined $70,000 over Pilbara fatality

A Rio Tinto subsidiary has been fined $70,000 after a fatality in 2011 in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Department of Mines and Petroleum charged Pilbara Iron Company following the death...

DMP officers awarded for road safety

Two Department of Mines and Petroleum Dangerous Goods Officers have been recognised by the Western Australian Police for their ongoing contribution to road safety. Principal Dangerous Goods Officers...

Training Ombudsman to improve safety of Queenslanders

Attorney-General and Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath said the government’s new Training Ombudsman is the only way to ensure Queensland has the best training in the country. Ms D’Ath spoke...

Inexperienced workers a factor in mine death increase

Speaking at the Department of Mines and Petroleum Mine Safety Roadshow in Geraldton on Tuesday, mine safety inspector Doug Barclay said an influx of inexperienced mine workers is partly to blame for...