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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...

Safe Work Australia to review safe blood lead levels

Safe Work Australia is currently reviewing workplace blood lead removal levels, i.e. the levels at which a worker must be removed from lead risk work, and the associated workplace exposure standard...

Situation of Gravity: Broken Hill Case Study

[hr] The shocking fall and subsequent deaths in December last year of two maintenance workers at the Mt Lyell Copper Mine in Tasmania, made everyone in the safety industry catch their breath.[hr]...

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