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Fewer Victorians injured at work

The Victorian WorkCover Authority’s (VWA’s) half-yearly results reveal that fewer Victorians are injured at work, more workers are returning to work after injury, and the Victorian scheme continues...

What’s your poison

DRUG COMPLIANCE IN WA MINING Schedule 8 drugs are those drugs listed in schedule 8 of the current Poisons Standard, as defined in the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Commonwealth). In essence these are...

To The Rescue

[hr]Valerie Ingham and Ben Ingham present a case study of the training practices of the Mine Rescue Team at Golden Grove, Western Australia.[hr] Golden Grove background Golden Grove, 500 km north of...

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CSIRO makes open pits safer, by design

What began as an international research and technology transfer project has changed the way the mining industry approaches open pit design. Tony Heselev reports. When CSIRO senior manager Dr John...

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Undermine safety

In almost every investigation into underground mine accidents in Australia, lack of adequate training is cited as one of the contributing factors. From tragedies like the Moura mine disaster outlined...

Wall collapse kills two men at Hunter Valley coal mine

Two men have died overnight after a wall collapsed in an underground coal mine in the Hunter Valley of NSW, trapping the two workers. The tragic incident occurred at around 9pm last night at...

Around The World – April 2014

[tabs style=”boxed”][tab title=”1 Canada”] Canada In March, findings from an investigation into an incident that saw a coal ship crash into a Vancouver coal terminal...

Dust Buster: In the Hunter

[hr]A cloud of controversy continues to hover over just how much coal dust is being inhaled by the people of the Hunter Valley of New South Wales every time a coal train rumbles past their doors. And...

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